In physical therapy we treat a variety of diagnoses. Our hope is to help prevent surgery, but sometimes there is no avoiding it. Physical Therapy post-operatively is very important, no matter what type of surgery, to assist the patient to return to a functional level, hopefully a higher functional level than before surgery.
Type of Post-Op diagnoses we treat:
- Rotator cuff repair
- Shoulder impingement surgery
- Shoulder labral/capsule repair
- Back surgeries
- Neck surgeries
- ACL repair
- Knee Menisectomy/Meniscus repair
- Total Joint Replacements
1. Total knee
2. Total shoulder replacement
3. Hip replacement
4. Ankle replacement
These are just a few of the post-op diagnoses we can address, call us if you do not see the diagnosis you need addressed.
How can physical therapy help?
Your Physical Therapist will work with you to:
Reduce pain or other symptoms. Your physical therapist will educate on how to avoid aggravating activity, use different hands-on techniques called manual therapy, and teach you specific stretches. In addition, they may use technologies of electrical stimulation and ultrasound as appropriate.
Improve posture. Discuss work station ergonomics.
Improve motion. Your physical therapist may use hands-on treatment or personalized exercise program to restore mobility.
Improve flexibility. Your physical therapist will determine if any muscles are tight and teach you gentle stretches.
Improve strength. Your physical therapist can identify weak or injured muscles and will issue specific exercises to strengthen those muscles.