Pre surgical rehabilitation

Pre-Surgical Rehab

Understanding Pre-Surgical Rehabilitation

Our team will guide you through your exercises to help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible. But you may not be aware of the importance of treatment before surgery. Call our office to speak to a member of our team about the benefits of pre-surgical rehab and learn how it can help with your recovery.

In recent years surgeons and specialist have begun to emphasize the importance of going through treatment before you go on the operating table. Studies have shown that beginning treatment around a month or so before you go through surgery can significantly speed up your recovery time. No one wants to go through surgery, but when you have no other choice at least you can take comfort knowing that pre-rehab will help you recover more quickly than you would have with just post-surgical rehab.

What is the Purpose of Pre-Surgical Rehab?

Pre-surgical rehab has some specific goals for their patients. These include:

  • Help patients prepare both physically and mentally for surgery
  • Limit the pain and inflammation that come after surgery
  • Improve patterns of movement before the operation
  • Improve range of motion
  • Help patients gain more control of their musculature surrounding the injury
  • Aid in developing physical fitness and general well-being
  • Teach patients the exercises they will need to perform after the surgery

Surgery is always somewhat traumatic to the body, which is why it is only performed when there is no other option to achieve the desired result. There will be a loss of strength and function no matter how well you prepare beforehand. However, the loss can be significantly lessened by going through pre-rehab.

The stronger you get before surgery, the stronger you can expect to be after you get out of surgery. Your need for treatment following surgery will be reduced as well—not completely eliminated, but you can expect to go through less treatment after surgery if you go through sufficient pre-rehab beforehand.

The Importance of Rehab—Both Before and After Surgery

As a surgical patient, it is important that you understand the realities of what surgery will do to your body. You cannot regain normal function following surgery if you do not go through treatment. That is why your we will develop a comprehensive plan to aid you in recovery. He or she will take stock of your current condition as well as the known issues that will result from your surgery. Then he or she will develop an exercise regimen specifically for your circumstances.

The nice thing about pre-rehab is that you get to start this process sooner. You can both establish a positive training routine, one that you can get accustomed to before surgery. Then, when you go start rehabilitation after surgery, you will already be aware of how it works and what it will feel like. It will still be challenging. The more severe the surgery the more challenging you can expect it to be. But that challenge will be a little bit easier to overcome because you have already begun training.

Helping You Recover Quickly from Surgery

Our team is passionate about helping surgical patients get their lives back as quickly as possible. We all understand the difficulties that surgery can present. We want you to know that we are here to help.

Are you considering surgery in the near future? Or, have you already scheduled a surgery? Please give us a call to speak to one of our team members about your options both before and after surgery. Take advantage of our expertise and the time you have available to start down the road to recovery now. There is no need to wait. Please contact us now to learn more! Visit us at the locations of Norcross & Peachtree Corners, GA.