The Importance of Physical Therapy Pre and Post Surgery
While patients are often familiar with physical therapy that occurs after a surgery, many are unaware of pre-surgery therapy. These programs designed by your physical therapist can have positive effects on your surgical procedure and have several health benefits as well. Here’s a look at the difference in pre and post-surgery techniques:
What Are Pre and Post-Surgery Therapy Techniques?
Pre-surgery therapy techniques help to prepare the body and get it ready to undergo surgery. Before your surgery date, you’ll work to increase the flexibility, range of motion, and strength in an area. After your surgery, you’ll begin engaging in post-surgery therapy once it’s safe to do so. Post-surgery therapy helps to lessen pain by naturally increasing blood flow to the area and to regain your use of the joint.