Have you recently had surgery for an orthopedic condition? Do you need help regaining normal mobility or strength? Are you having difficulty returning to your normal household, work-related, or sport specific activities since having surgery? Physical therapy (PT) can help you to attain these goals and get you back on the path to your normal activities.

Physical therapists are healthcare practitioners that work with individuals following surgery to help prevent loss of mobility, loss of strength, and loss of ability to perform functional activities. Common surgeries that usually require PT afterwards are as follows: total joint replacements, knee surgeries, rotator cuff repairs/shoulder surgeries, foot and ankle surgeries, and neck or back surgeries just to name a few.

PT management commonly includes prescription of or assistance with specific exercises, manual therapy, education, manipulation and other interventions. Our physical therapists will examine you and develop an individual treatment plan for you based on your deficits with flexibility, strength, range of motion, endurance, coordination, and/or balance. They will also work to reduce your pain and swelling if you are experiencing any following surgery. The therapist will probably issue you a home exercise program to help you to overcome your deficits more quickly.

Not only will your PT help you to overcome your deficits after surgery but they will also help to educate you on how to avoid a repeat injury. Your PT will work with you to regain your independence and help you to return back to all activities that you previously enjoyed prior to surgery.