Physical Therapy: Pre and Post-Surgical Rehab
Whether you are going to receive surgery or are already post-surgery, West Loop Spine & Stability should be a part of your recovery plan. Our physical therapist provides rehabilitation services for the greater Chicagoland area. Having a physical therapist as a part of your pre or post-surgery rehabilitation plan can improve mobility, manage pain, and help you recover more quickly. Contact our specialists today to schedule a consultation and find out if physical therapy is right for you.
The Benefits of Physical Therapy
Physical therapists focus on improving strength, range of motion, coordination, pain management, endurance, and neuro-muscular re-education post-surgery. Research has shown that one of the best indicators for how well someone does post-surgery is how strong and active someone is pre-surgery. Just because someone is injured, does not mean they should completely rest. It’s alright to exercise around the injury as long as there is no pain.
The Effects of Swelling
Swelling around the injury is common post-surgery as the immune system sends fluid and repairs cells to help heal the injury. While this is beneficial to the healing process, too much swelling can impair the range of motion and make muscle contractions weaker. It also interrupts how the receptors in our joints communicate with our brain to tell it where our body is in space which is why falls are frequent after surgeries because your brain doesn’t have an accurate map of where your limbs are in relation to your body.
The Road to Recovery
While medical interventions such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, low-level laser therapy, short-wave diathermy, etc. can be beneficial at different points in the healing process, the majority of therapy should focus on exercise and strengthening post-surgery. We will provide the support you need to ensure a quick recovery every step of the way.
Physical Therapy in the West Loop
Physical therapy from West Loop Spine & Stability can help speed up your recovery in a natural way, without the use of pain medication. If you live in the West Loop, Fulton Market, West Town, Ukrainian Village, River West, River North, or the surrounding communities, and you’re considering physical therapy as part of your recovery plan, call West Loop Spine & Stability today at (312) 928-9282 to schedule an appointment.