Why Post-Surgery Physical Therapy is Key to a Full Recovery
Physical therapy after surgery is almost always recommended, but it is not the top priority for all patients. However, the rehabilitation process is just as important as a successful procedure when it comes to achieving a full recovery.
The Benefits of Post-Surgery Physical Therapy
Enhance the Healing Process
Although the body can naturally heal itself, it often needs a little assistance. Post-surgery physical therapy can help you avoid complications such as scar tissue, limited range of motion, and loss of muscle mass. This will ultimately make the healing process go more smoothly.
Mobility does not necessarily mean the ability to walk. Even if you undergo shoulder surgery, you will need to regain mobility in the affected joint so you can reach overhead and safely lift items. Post-surgery physical therapy helps you restore mobility by strengthening the muscles surrounding the affected area, to improve flexibility and safely increase range of motion as you heal.
Recover from Surgery Faster
A fast, but safe, recovery is a top priority, especially for active people and athletes. Participating in physical therapy helps you recover faster after surgery because your body can heal more quickly, and you may be able to do more sooner.
Recover Safely and Completely
Physical therapists are trained to help you recover safely. Without post-surgery physical therapy, you could fall into bad habits that have long-term effects. A physical therapist can help ensure that you do the right things to help you recover without complications.
There are many reasons people avoid physical therapy—fear, uncertainty, inconvenience, perceived cost, and more. However, the benefits far outweigh the risks when it comes to achieving a safe and fast post-surgery recovery.
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Posted on: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Last modified on: Thursday, May 3, 2018