Located in S.E. Portland on Division, Renew Physical Therapy offers post-operative physical therapy. Renew’s physical therapy team is well-educated and well-experienced in post-operative precautions, contraindications, and appropriate rehabilitation progressions toward a safe and timely return to normal function.
Portland residents facing surgery or recuperating from recent surgery can rely on Renew Physical Therapy for their pre-operative and/or post-operative rehabilitation. Renew Physical Therapy utilizes therapeutic modalities, specialized mobilization/manipulation techniques, as well as therapeutic massage, stretching, and strengthening exercises to restore pain-free function.
Here are four things most primary care doctors will refer a physical therapist for:
ASSESS YOUR RISK of INJURY
A physical therapist has specific training to determine subtle posture habits that could predispose you to injury depending on your activity.
DETERMINE the BEST WORKOUT for YOU
A physical therapist will develop a plan that best fits you. While the type of surgery will determine part of your workout plan, a physical therapist also considers information from prior surgeries, diet, lifestyle, body type, body mechanics, and posture. Each patient has a unique workout based on individual needs.
Physical therapy can also speed your recovery as you strengthen surrounding muscles, learn compensatory strategies in the short term, and resume use of the limb or joint. After surgery, scar tissue can build up and slow down the recovery process. Physical therapy is also a process where you have a trained medical professional regularly view the area in question. Issues with the incision or recovery area can be spotted sooner—preventing an extended recovery process.
POSTURE and ALIGNMENT
A physical therapist understands the biomechanical function of the entire anatomy and can determine if posture and alignment issues need adjusting. Biomechanical functionality—how your muscles, bones and ligaments perform together—can be identified best by a professionally trained physical therapist. Joint mobility, muscle strength, and pain are all factors that contribute to poor posture and misalignment.
If you are anticipating an upcoming surgery or struggling with post-surgical mobility or pain issues, physical rehabilitation can be an essential tool for healing. There is a myriad of benefits in pre-operative and/or post-operative rehabilitation. Whether you’re facing a surgery or in recovery, post-operative physical therapy can improve your mobility and set you on the path to a successful recovery.
Renew Physical Therapy offers private treatment rooms and an open gym area to serve all our patients’ needs. Learn more about Renew Physical Therapy’s Pre/Post-Operative Rehabilitation.
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