Post Surgical Rehabilitation

Post-surgical expectations and goals are similar to pre-surgery in that therapy will focus on managing post-operative pain, regaining motion and strength, and ultimately returning to activities of daily living without limitation.

Often times your surgeon will recommend physical therapy following surgery to ensure the best outcome.

How Can We Help Relieve Your Pain?

At 208 Physical Therapy we not only want you to Think Forward, but Move Forward past your pain! Our experts are here to help you achieve this starting at discovery and ending with achieving your goals. We accomplish this by:

History
Take a thorough history to understand how your pain started and what influences it
Evaluation
Perform a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose your condition
Education
Educate on the factors contributing to your condition, and how you can overcome it
Treatment
Design an individualized treatment plan
Exercise
Provide customized home exercise program
Care
Coordinate care with referring providers

Benefits

Therapy before surgery has many benefits with the purpose being:

  • Gain a greater understanding of what to expect during surgery and the recovery afterward
  • Develop a plan for you to move forward in returning to activities
  • Address any impairments that are pre-existing to surgery to improve surgical outcomes

What We Treat

Examples of post-op conditions we treat:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Meniscus repairs
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Total joint replacements
  • Spine
  • Joint arthroscopy
  • Tendon/ligament repairs
  • Debridements
  • Labral repairs (shoulder and hip)

ACL Rehab

ACL reconstruction can be brutal on your body. This kind of injury requires patience and professional care at every turn. We often see athletes come in with ACL-related injuries looking to get their bodies back to functioning like normal.

ACL Rehab

ACL reconstruction can be brutal on your body. This kind of injury requires patience and professional care at every turn. We often see athletes come in with ACL-related injuries looking to get their bodies back to functioning like normal.

Timelines Post ACL Rehab

Believe it or not, it is generally recommended that you begin physical therapy treatments beginning right away. ACL rehab usually begins after the surgery in the recovery room. Patients who actively work on recovery may be able to get rid of their crutches in as little as seven days with the help of physical therapy. 

After surgery, the most important place to begin is working on knee movements that focus on extension and ways to reduce the swelling. Stationary bikes and working on building back quad strength are all important parts of the beginning phases of recovery.

Because this is commonly a sports-related injury, we typically see patients who are worried about getting back to playing their sport right away. ACL rehab can take anywhere from 9-12 months in order to get cleared, but making sure that you are recovering in a safe and healthy way is the best way to get cleared to play once again.

Timelines Post ACL Rehab

Believe it or not, it is generally recommended that you begin physical therapy treatments beginning right away. ACL rehab usually begins after the surgery in the recovery room. Patients who actively work on recovery may be able to get rid of their crutches in as little as seven days with the help of physical therapy. 

After surgery, the most important place to begin is working on knee movements that focus on extension and ways to reduce the swelling. Stationary bikes and working on building back quad strength are all important parts of the beginning phases of recovery.

Because this is commonly a sports-related injury, we typically see patients who are worried about getting back to playing their sport right away. ACL rehab can take anywhere from 9-12 months in order to get cleared, but making sure that you are recovering in a safe and healthy way is the best way to get cleared to play once again.

Physical Therapy After Knee Replacement

Similar to ACL rehab, physical therapy following a knee replacement should happen pretty quickly. The longer that you stay off your knee post-surgery, the more difficult it will be to get back to normal life. 

If you do not get started with physical therapy after having a knee replacement, you run the risk of: 

  • Blood clots
  • Weakened muscles
  • Limited knee movement

Physical Therapy After Knee Replacement

Similar to ACL rehab, physical therapy following a knee replacement should happen pretty quickly. The longer that you stay off your knee post-surgery, the more difficult it will be to get back to normal life. 

If you do not get started with physical therapy after having a knee replacement, you run the risk of: 

  • Blood clots
  • Weakened muscles
  • Limited knee movement

What To Do After
Knee Replacement

We know that it can feel scary to get back on your feet after having a knee replacement. With the help of our trained experts, you will be guided through physical therapy modalities that will make getting back to the things you love much easier. 

We recommend that you come in for assessments, guided exercises, and other forms of treatment. We also believe in giving you the tools to further your recovery on your own. We suggest things that are safe and simple, such as:

  • Walking
  • Taking stairs up and down
  • Stationary biking (if possible)
  • Icing the knee to reduce swelling

There are plenty of other at-home tools we provide to help you fast-track your recovery after a knee replacement, so schedule your appointment with 208 Physical Therapy to get started.

What To Do After Knee Replacement

We know that it can feel scary to get back on your feet after having a knee replacement. With the help of our trained experts, you will be guided through physical therapy modalities that will make getting back to the things you love much easier. 

We recommend that you come in for assessments, guided exercises, and other forms of treatment. We also believe in giving you the tools to further your recovery on your own. We suggest things that are safe and simple, such as:

  • Walking
  • Taking stairs up and down
  • Stationary biking (if possible)
  • Icing the knee to reduce swelling

There are plenty of other at-home tools we provide to help you fast-track your recovery after a knee replacement, so schedule your appointment with 208 Physical Therapy to get started.