Post Surgical Rehabilitation
Post-surgery rehabilitation is the crucial process of re-establishing muscle strength, joint motion, full joint movement, and restore full-body strength and functionality, through physiotherapy sessions and exercises. Depending upon the surgical procedure that has one has gone through; post-surgery physiotherapy could well last from a month to a whole year.
When Do You Need Post Operative Rehabilitation?
Post-surgery rehabilitation is an absolute necessity after undergoing orthopedic surgery or cardiac surgery or cancer prevention surgery. In many cases doctors also recommend pre-surgery physiotherapy as it leads to faster post-operative recovery, increased joint movement, and decreased swelling following an initial injury.
Post surgery physical therapy plays a crucial role in post operative rehabilitation, as post surgery physiotherapy ensures faster and complete recovery and effective return to prior level of physical function. Post surgery body tissue/joint/cartilage needs some stimulus to recover; this much needed stimulus is provided by post surgery physical therapy.
Some of the other benefits of physiotherapy after surgery are as follows;
- Helps in the proper circulation of blood after surgery, thus preventing blood clots.
- Helps in improving the muscle strength, posture and balance of the body.
- Physiotherapy also proves beneficial in helping a person get back on their feet.
- Physiotherapy also provides effective self – care training to the patient like safely getting out of bed, bathing, climbing stairs, etc.
- Physiotherapy reduces pain and equips you with pain control and manual therapy techniques.
- Finally, physiotherapy reduces the risk of post – operative pulmonary complications (PCCs)
At Dynafisio, we assist in post-operative care. We measure the treatment protocols prescribed by most surgeons and interact together with the primary doctor to see any specific necessities required to support the patient’s surgery.
Rehabilitation programs follow specific post-surgical rehabilitation protocols that specialize in individualized treatment interventions towards returning the patient to the best strength, operate, and quality. The program involves a range of treatment choices with goals that are set for the patient to resume traditional activities of living to the maximum amount as possible.
It is extremely important that one fully understands the fact that everybody reacts to post-operative rehabilitation programs differently and as such the program varies from person to person, differs in duration, and is customized according to the type of surgery. Also, everyone with a similar condition is not expected to recover completely at the same time; while A shows rapid recuperation, B can take some time to fully recover after physiotherapy; this is how a body reacts to certain stimulation and hence should not accept uniform results. The understanding of such things will help a person be better physically and mentally prepared for what’s ahead. Nevertheless, irrespective of the length and time taken to fully recover, it is all well worth it.