Physical Therapy After Surgery

In today’s world of medicine getting you mobile as soon as possible, is a top priority after surgery. This practice has been found to cut down on the chances of developing further problems with general weakness and pneumonia for instance. Web Link

In some cases such as joint replacement surgery, getting you up and moving with physical therapy helps in reducing the chances of blood clots and allows you to get yourself physically ready to leave the hospital in generally three days to return home or go to further rehabilitation in a skilled nursing setting.

You may also have the option of receiving physical therapy after surgery in the out-patient setting. Many orthopedic surgeons for example, have their own physical therapy clinics at their office. There you are closely monitored by the surgeon if a problem in your rehabilitation surfaces.

Receiving physical rehabilitation in your home is a popular option as well. In today’s cost-effective world of insurance regulations and rehabilitation cutbacks, having a physical therapist coming to your home in many cases is popular with many patients.

If effective therapy can be done and not too much medical attention is needed, having rehabilitation at home gives many patients peace of mind. Many people will eat better, sleep better, and generally are more comfortable than staying at a skilled nursing facility for instance.

Depending on the type of surgery you have undergone, there are therapists that specialize in certain areas. For instance you have neurological and orthopedic therapists that have vast experience in that particular field that can help speed your recovery and get the most out of you and the rehabilitation sessions as insurance regulations with both Medicare and private insurance companies have restricted how many sessions you may have for treatment.

It will be important and highly recommended after surgery that once you are started with physical therapy that you become as actively involved in your recovery as possible. You want to learn and absorb as much information as you can to help you carry over your exercise program once rehabilitation is discontinued. You should in all instances, be given a home exercise program to follow and instructed on how to use it so that you become independent in implementing it as well.

Also many physical therapists and physical therapy clinics will accept cash payment if your insurance company discontinues your treatments.

The importance of physical therapy after surgery cannot be over estimated. Your full recovery will allow you to live a life of independence when you receive professional instruction.