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Post surgery rehabilitation is the crucial process of re – establishing muscle strength, joint motion, full joint movement and restore full body strength and functionality, through physiotherapy sessions and exercises. Depending upon the surgical procedure that has one has gone through; the post surgery physiotherapy could well last from a month to a whole year.
Post surgery rehabilitation is an absolute necessity after undergoing an orthopedic surgery or cardiac surgery or cancer prevention surgery. In many cases doctors also recommend pre –surgery physiotherapy as it leads to faster post – operative recovery, increased joint movement and decreased swelling following an initial injury.
Importance of Post operative rehabilitation
Post surgery physical therapy plays a crucial role in post operative rehabilitation, as post surgery physiotherapy ensures faster and complete recovery and effective return to prior level of physical function. Post surgery body tissue/joint/cartilage needs some stimulus to recover; this much needed stimulus is provided by post surgery physical therapy.
Some of the other benefits of physiotherapy after surgery are as follows;
At Portea, we assist in post-operative care at home. We measure the treatment protocols prescribed by most surgeons and interact together with the primary doctor to see any specific necessities required to support the patient’s surgery.
Rehabilitation programs follow specific post-surgical rehabilitation protocols that specialize in individualized treatment interventions towards returning the patient to best strength, operate and quality. The program involves a range of treatment choices with goals that are set for the patient to resume traditional activities of living to the maximum amount as possible.
It is extremely important that one fully understands the fact that everybody reacts to post- operative rehabilitation program differently and as such the program varies from person to person, differs in duration and is customized according to the type of surgery. Also everyone with similar condition are not expected to recover completely at the same time; while A shows rapid recuperation, B can take some time to fully recover after physiotherapy; this is how a body reacts to certain stimulation and hence should not accept uniform results. The understanding of such things will help a person be better physically and mentally prepared for what’s ahead. Nevertheless, irrespective of the length and time taken to fully recover, it is all well worth it.