Should I Bother with PT Before My Surgery?

Many patients seek PT before a surgery to prepare their bodies for the rehabilitation. Some people may be familiar with the term “muscle memory” and choose to teach the muscle how to perform the exercise before the surgery. Other people may realize that the pain after a surgery can inhibit the muscle from responding during an exercise and may feel that learning the exercise before the stressful post operative phase is advantageous. Some of the most common surgeries for which patients seek prehab include:

  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Lumbar spine surgery
  • Cancer resection

It is helpful for the patient to ask the intended surgeon for post op guidelines so your physical therapist can prepare you for the acute post-op world. Bellaire PT takes pride in making sure to contact the physicians and communicate directly with the surgical department to better prepare the patient and yield higher than average outcomes. Click here to contact us today and find out more.

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