Minneapolis Health and Wellness offers orthopedic physical therapy services for your pre-surgical and post-operative physical therapy needs. An in-depth description of these services can be found below.
Pre-Surgery Physical Therapy
Physical therapy helps address pain and helps prepare for surgery, also known as prehab before surgery. It reduces pain, accelerates healing, and has been shown to reduce the recovery time in the rehabilitation process. Pre-surgery physical therapy has been shown to be useful to the recovery process of many surgeries; physical therapy before ACL surgery or prehab for ACLs is especially important.!
How Does Pre-Surgical or Prehab Physical Therapy Work?
At Minneapolis Health and Wellness, our goal with orthopedic physical therapy is to facilitate the best possible outcome for you after surgery. Your plan of care will address pain management and deficits in strength and flexibility, and faulty posture and biomechanics. Close attention will be paid to protecting the injured region and help to reduce inflammation.
Patient education is also very important in this process. We give our patients the knowledge and tools they need to protect the healing site, as well as recommend appropriate activity levels to ensure that, going into surgery, they’re at the highest healing potential
Postoperative Physical Therapy
Postoperative physical therapy is essential to the healing process following surgery. Our physical therapy team will address the surgical site as well as identify any underlying factors that contributed to your injury. This will speed recovery, strengthen the surrounding muscles, and improve balance, coordination, and range of motion.
How Does Postoperative Physical Therapy Work?
During the rehabilitation process: Physical therapy focuses on restoring your body’s functional mobility, strength, and flexibility so you can return to doing what you love. Physical therapy after hip replacement and physical therapy after knee surgery are both very important for fast and efficient recovery.
Early in this process: We will help to educate you on your surgery, how to protect it, specific restrictions from your surgeon, and measures you can take to help facilitate a full recovery. Through close communication with your healthcare team, we’ll help you understand the timeline to progress activity levels safely, whether that be at work or in sports.
Contributing Factors: In many injuries, whether surgery is required or not, there are factors in the surrounding body regions that contributed to the injury. For example, if a soccer player suffers a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), it is often related to faulty biomechanics caused by weakness in the hip musculature.
Our Process: Our orthopedic physical therapy examination process will identify the contributing factors specific to your injury, such as deficits in flexibility and strength, stability, and control. The treatment plan will correct them to help reduce the chance of re-injury.
Our goal: To provide an excellent rehabilitative experience for you and to achieve the fastest recovery possible. We also want to address contributing factors to the original injury, increase your body’s resilience, and help you get back to doing what you love!
Prehab and Postoperative Physical Therapy in Minneapolis
If you or a loved one are in need of orthopedic physical therapy, prehab physical therapy, or postoperative physical therapy , contact Minneapolis Health & Wellness NE today. We offer consultations and will even help you through the referral process, should you need it. Give us a call at 612-750-7168. We look forward to helping you heal!