So you’ve completed your pre-op physical therapy and had your surgery – now what? Post-Op physical therapy, of course! Studies have shown that physical therapy after a surgery drastically reduces recovery time and has a wide variety of benefits, including:
Many surgeries, like knee or complete joint replacements, require post-op therapy as a part of your recovery plan. Even surgeries to correct broken bones, particularly those of the legs and feet, will require therapy so you can comfortably walk again. With proper post-op physical therapy, you can be back to your normal self in no time. Physical therapy can also help you strengthen your muscles and teach you proper stride and walking techniques, which may leave you in better shape than you were even before your surgery!