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Pre-Surgery and Post-Surgery PT in Suffolk

Physical Therapy pre and post surgeryMillions of Americans are familiar with the benefits of physical therapy following an accident or injury.

Did you know, however, that PT is also essential for improving your surgical outcomes?

That’s why the doctors at Compass Physical Therapy and Chiropractic in Suffolk are pleased to offer comprehensive pre-surgery PT and post-surgery PT: So you can recover quicker with better results!

Not only that, but we accept most insurance plans. And thanks to a Direct Access certification by the VA board of medicine, you need no referral to begin your post- or pre-surgery PT (unless your insurance requires it).

Here’s how it works.

What are the Benefits of Pre-Surgery PT?

As a treatment method, physical therapy:

  • Strengthens weak muscles
  • Relieves tension in muscles and soft tissue
  • Improves your range of motion in joints
  • Boosts flexibility and balance

We have a saying regarding pre-surgery PT: “Better in, better out.” If you enter surgery with a resilient, strong, and mobile musculoskeletal system, you’ll have a more comfortable and speedier recovery period.

While almost all surgical patients can benefit from pre-surgery physical therapy, it’s especially important prior to procedures like:

  • Hip replacements
  • Knee replacements
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Spinal surgeries
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Any orthopedic surgery

Your doctor at Compass Physical Therapy and Chiropractic can go over the benefits and challenges to your unique situation. Generally speaking; however, pre-surgery PT can help you:

  • Feel mentally and physically prepared for the procedure
  • Improve blood flow
  • Reduce inflammation and tension
  • Optimize your range of motion and mobility in the specific body part
  • Improve your overall fitness and cardiovascular function
  • Understand what to expect after the procedure

What are the Benefits of Post-Surgery PT?

Dr. Russ Mosher and Dr. Charles O’Dea have helped countless post-surgical patients over their four-decade careers in rehabilitative medicine.

Although common for orthopedic patients, all surgical patients can reap the benefits of post-surgery PT. Therapy usually begins as soon as possible after your procedure.

Benefits include:

  • Reduced swelling
  • Less inflammation and pain
  • Faster recovery time
  • Optimal range of motion

It’s essential to get your body in motion as soon as safely possible to ensure you return to normal function.

Comprehensive Surgery-Related Physical Therapy in Suffolk

Your doctor at Compass Physical Therapy and Chiropractic will work closely with your orthopedic surgeon or surgical doctor to learn about your unique needs as a PT patient.

From there, you’ll develop a pre- and post-surgery PT treatment plan to help you safely recover. Depending on the surgery, your doctor may recommend treatments such as:

  • Manual therapy and massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Balance training
  • Hot or cold packs
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Stretching
  • Strengthening exercises

By taking a proactive approach, you can avoid complications, stiffness, and reduced range of motion following your surgery.

Don’t ignore your upcoming surgery: Face it prepared head-on! Schedule an appointment at Compass Physical Therapy and Chiropractic in Suffolk today by calling 757-539-2244.