You Need To Get Back On Track

Getting back on track and recovering faster after surgery is extremely important to the well-being of your body, but this requires help from a post-operative physical therapy specialist. With that being said, how do you go about choosing a physical therapist that will give you the best service possible? Here are some things to consider when trying to find a post-surgical physical therapy specialist.

First and foremost, you should look into the doctor that performed your surgery and see if he or she has any recommendations for a good physical therapist that specializes in post-operative rehabilitation. This will be extremely beneficial because this doctor knows you specifically; he understands what type of recovery he wants to see from you, but also knows what type of doctor will be best for your situation. If this doctor does not recommend a physical therapist to you, keep asking around until you find a doctor who does have a recommendation.

Secondly, ask anyone and everyone in your life whether they know a good physical therapist that specializes in post-surgical rehabilitation. This will be your best chance at finding a physical therapist that has the drive and passion to get you back on track. It is completely reasonable for you to ask anyone you know if they have any ideas about who can help you recover faster- friends, family members, neighbors, teachers, classmates– whomever!

Finally, search online for physical therapy clinics and facilities in your area. Look for clinics and facilities that specialize in post-operative rehabilitation, which you can find through their websites or profiles on various social media sites. Once you’ve found a physical therapy clinic that looks promising, give them a call and see what they have to say about recovery rates and services. It’s best to go with whatever your gut tells you is the best choice, and that’s what you should choose in the end.

Slowly, But Surely

Physical recovery after any surgery is a slow process, but it doesn’t have to be painful. A post-operative physical therapy specialist can help you ease back into your normal schedule and get rid of the pain that comes with recovery.

Most people will need anywhere from two to six weeks before they are back on their feet, so don’t feel discouraged if you’re not 100% healed in two weeks. By working with a physical therapy specialist, you can make the process of recovering faster and smoother than before without having to worry about the pain getting in your way!

To begin physical therapy after surgery, most doctors will prescribe exercises that you need to do at home, maybe once or twice a day. The best exercises for your specific situation will vary; if you’ve had knee surgery, for example, it will be different from hip surgery.

Recovery is tricky because everyone’s body heals differently and at a different pace, so don’t get discouraged if your recovery goes by really quickly while someone else takes months. As long as you listen to your doctor’s orders and do what is best for your body, you will be okay in the end!

You’re On Your Way!

 

Physical therapy after surgery has numerous benefits, but they all can easily be viewed on a case-by-case basis. Some of these benefits include:

-Reduced scar tissue

-Prevention of stiffness and decreased range of motion

-Easier rehabilitation if another surgery is needed sometime in the future

By working with a post-surgical physical therapy specialist, you can ensure that your body recovers the right way while not having to worry about unnecessary pain or soreness. A physical therapist can work with you one-on-one to make sure you’re doing the exercises correctly and will know if they aren’t working or if there is a better option.