Post Surgical Physical Therapy
in Elkins, WV
Elkins Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic
Physical therapy is a necessity for optimal recovery after many types of invasive surgery. While some patients may require just one visit and others may benefit from a more comprehensive program, failure to properly care for your body during the healing process with appropriate therapeutic treatment can result in prolonged pain, stiffness, and the possibility of permanent disability.
Physical Rehabilitation Benefits After Surgery
As soon as your surgeon and primary care doctor permits physical therapy, a recovery program should begin. The Elkins Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic team work alongside your surgeon and physician to develop a customized plan to ensure that you are able to regain the maximum possible mobility, strength, and flexibility following your surgical procedure. Professional physical rehabilitation services offer a magnitude of benefits and are worthwhile for most patients.
- Decreased Complications
- Improved Circulation & Blood Clot Prevention
- Home Exercise Instruction
- Self-care Training
- Pain Control
- Manual Therapy
- Gait Analysis & Training
- Improved Flexibility
- Improved Posture, Balance, & Coordination
Physical Therapy for Decreased Pain and Increased Flexibility & Function
After your surgery, you must wait until the body has completed some essential healing functions (initial pain of the surgery has subsided, swelling reduced, etc.) prior to beginning your physical therapy program. As we begin working with you, your exercises will begin gently and progressively strengthen your body, increase your range of motion, and restore overall stability and function. Our goal is to help you return to your normal pre-surgery level of function and physical activity.
Physical Therapy After Your Hip, Shoulder, Hand, or Ankle Surgery
The tremendous benefits of physical therapy throughout the recovery process are remarkable in comparison to those who choose to forego a professional recovery program. Quality of life is dramatically improved through increased physical function, decreased pain, and restoration of flexibility. Let us help. The dedicated Elkins Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic team will develop a plan to assist you through the healing and recovery process no matter what type of surgical procedure you had.
- Hip Surgery
- Knee Surgery
- Shoulder Surgery
- Wrist Surgery
- Hand Surgery
- Neck Surgery
- Foot Surgery
- Ankle Surgery
- Spine Surgery
- -and more
Faster Healing & Recovery After Surgery
Participating in a post-surgical physical therapy program can help ensure that your body and all supporting structures are able to heal properly. Joint motion is properly restored, muscles retrained, and scar tissue formation (that can inhibit motion) is minimized. When the body is placed back into motion as soon as it is safe to do so, we consistently witness shorter hospital stays and much faster recoveries. This is particularly witnessed in patients who have had joint replacement, knee, and hip surgeries. Physical therapy at Elkins Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic should begin as soon as possible for patients who have undergone these and similar procedures. Some patients actually feel better than ever after completing their post-surgical physical therapy program!
Optimal Physical Performance – Elkins Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic
Elkins Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic is here to help you with your post-surgical recovery. We are with you every step of the way. Our team will work with you to help ensure you are able to achieve your goals through regular progress and with our full support. Optimal physical performance and overall well-being begins here. If you are looking for a dedicated team of highly skilled physical therapists to assist you in your recovery or have an upcoming surgery scheduled, contact us to get started.
Elkins Clinic: 304-636-1548