Preparatory Care and Post-Op Physical Therapy Available for Surgical Patients
At Old Bridge Spine and Wellness, our team understands that any surgical procedure – no matter how routine – can be a stressful experience. It’s natural to worry about preparing for surgery as well as wondering how quickly your body will recover and regain mobility. Our Old Bridge post-op physical therapy plans helps with all aspects of preparation and rehabilitation. Chiropractors Dr. Peter Bufano and Daniel Neissany, PT, DPT have substantial experience helping patients heal following surgery. From natural pain management to injury rehabilitation, our post-op physical therapy program will help you heal faster and get back to living an active life.
Pre-Op Care Addresses Preliminary Concerns, Post-Op Physical Therapy Manages Pain, Supports Injury Rehabilitation
Before a surgical procedure is scheduled, we have a consultation with patients to cover the benefits of the procedure, the risks involved and the approximate recovery time expected. It’s important for patients to know all of this up front before making such an important decision.
To prep our patients for surgery, it’s important for us to take a full medical history and perform a thorough health examination. We need to know if you are allergic to any medications or anesthesia before proceeding as well as your surgical history, if any.
Post-op physical therapy in Old Bridge includes both pain management and mobility exercises for patients recovering from knee surgery, minimally invasive back surgery and more. After any operation, it is natural to experience swelling and inflammation at the operation’s site. Physiotherapy treatments, including hot/cold therapy and Litecure laser therapy, are an effective way to reduce this inflammation. Controlling inflammation and swelling helps to manage pain and reduce a patient’s need for medication. Our physiotherapy treatments also increase circulation, bring fresh, oxygen-rich blood to the soft tissues. Increased circulation helps to flush out waste and support the body’s internal healing process.
Pain is also associated with physical deconditioning. After surgery, you will need to initially rest your body. However, prolonged rest leads to muscle degradation and weakness, which can make movement more difficult and may increase pain. Physiotherapy exercises strengthen the muscles to increase mobility. For example, after knee or hip surgery, our team will work with you to strengthen both the lower and upper body muscles. We will assist you with basic weight training to improve muscle condition and prevent atrophy. Rehabilitative care exercises are also beneficial for restoring a full range of mobility to the body, improving flexibility and enhancing balance. In fact, many patients find that our exercise program helps them ultimately be more active after surgery than they were before their operation.
After surgery, post-op physical therapy helps to restore maximum physical function to the body while supporting the body’s internal healing process. We understand that every patient faces different challenges while healing from an operation. Our goal is to help you recover as quickly and safely as possible.
Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of Old Bridge post-op physical therapy.