post operative rehabilitation

Post Operative Rehabilitation programs follow specific post-surgical rehabilitation protocols focusing on individualized treatment interventions with the goal of returning the patient to optimal strength, function and mobility.

Standard physical  therapy techniques  will include manual therapy, ice and/or heat packs, ultra sound and surface electrical stimulation and also exercise to build strength and mobility.  We focus on reducing inflammation, pain and restoring range of motion.

No Dry-Needling for the first 12 weeks following surgery

When surgery is needed for an orthopedic injury, our therapists at Total Physical Therapy are trained in post operative rehabilitation to assist with your recovery.

The most common surgeries that require physical therapy are partial and total joint replacements. The knee, hip, and shoulder are the most commonly replaced joints. Other surgical procedures, like those used to repair serious fractures or other trauma, may also require physical therapy.

Common orthopedic sports medicine procedures include:

  • Ankle fractures
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury
  • Meniscus repairs
  • Labrum repairs
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Wrist/forearm fractures
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Total joint reconstruction

Coping with Post-Operative Pain

Total Physical Therapy is here to help you cope with post operative rehabilitation, and guide you on the path to a full recovery from your procedure. Our  therapists are trained in post-operative care to assist you with your recovery, as well as help you improve your body to prevent an injury from reoccurring. Our post-op treatments range from total hip and total knee replacements, to lumbar and cervical disc surgeries, to fracture repairs and arthroscopic procedures for the hip, ankle, shoulder, and knee.

Post-Operative Rehabilitation in Maywood, NJ

Post-operative rehabilitation at Total Physical Therapy can begin as soon as the patient returns home from their procedure, or in cases of immobilization, as soon as the doctor gives clearance. Our  skilled therapists will develop a customized recovery plan, based on the injury, age, and body type. In the instance where immobilization does not allow the patient to see one of our staff, an at-home program can be developed until immobilization has been lifted by the doctor. Common post-operative exercises involve range of motion exercises to improve joint and muscle mobility, transfer training from chairs or beds to standing, isometric strengthening, and gait training with assistive devices on both flat surfaces and chairs.

Following an injury and subsequent surgical treatment, it’s vital for the patient to not remain sedentary. Total Physical Therapy offers our clients a broad spectrum of physical therapy options in Maywood, New Jersey. Call us today at 201-820-4604 to find out how Total Physical Therapy can help get you back on track and help alleviate pain that you may be experiencing.