Community Physical Therapy
Community Physical Therapy

Pre Surgery & Post Surgery


Physical and occupational therapy play crucial roles in pre-and post-surgery care to help individuals optimize their recovery and regain functionality. Here’s how they are typically utilized:


  • Assessment and Education: Physical and occupational therapists assess the patient’s functional abilities and limitations before surgery. They educate the patient about the upcoming surgery, what to expect during recovery, and the role therapy will play in their rehabilitation.
  • Prehabilitation (Prehab): Prehabilitation involves starting therapy before surgery to optimize the patient’s physical condition. This may include exercises to improve the affected area’s strength, range of motion, balance, and flexibility. Prehab can lead to better outcomes post-surgery by strengthening the muscles around the surgical site and preparing the patient mentally and physically for recovery challenges.
  • Pain Management: Therapists may also provide strategies to manage pain before and after surgery. This might involve teaching relaxation techniques, proper positioning, and using heat or ice packs.



  • Early Mobilization: Physical therapists work with patients to gradually increase mobility and activity levels after surgery. This may involve gentle exercises, walking, and mobility aids as needed to prevent complications like blood clots and muscle atrophy.
  • Pain Control: Managing pain is crucial in the early stages of recovery. Therapists may use a combination of techniques such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and modalities like ice or heat to help control pain and inflammation.
  • Functional Rehabilitation: Occupational therapists focus on assisting patients to regain the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, and cooking. They may provide adaptive equipment and techniques to compensate for any physical limitations.
  • Strength and Flexibility Training: Physical therapists design personalized exercise programs to rebuild strength, improve flexibility, and restore range of motion in the affected area. These exercises gradually progressed as the patient’s tolerance and healing allowed.
  • Joint Protection and Movement Strategies: Occupational therapists teach patients techniques to protect their joints and conserve energy during daily activities to prevent further injury and promote healing.
  • Education and Home Exercise Program: Therapists educate patients and their caregivers about proper body mechanics, precautions during recovery, and how to perform exercises safely at home. They guide gradually increasing activity levels and transitioning back to work or leisure activities.

By incorporating physical and occupational therapy into pre-and post-surgery care plans, patients can optimize their recovery, regain independence, and improve their overall quality of life.

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At our facility, we have a team of physical therapists who are experienced in providing care for any injury, pain or discomfort you may have. Whether you are dealing with a chronic condition or recovering from an injury, our therapists will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that will help you achieve your goals. We offer a wide range of services, including therapeutic exercises, manual therapy and electrical stimulation. We also provide education on self-care and injury prevention. Our goal is to help you live a pain-free life and regain your independence.

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