August 20, 2015

Post Operative Rehabilitation

“It’s all about rehab. I would tell you it’s 25% surgery and 75% rehab.” – Curtis Schilling

At STRIDE, our goal during your post-op rehab is to get you back to your previous physical state at home, work, and play in a safe and timely manner.

We work closely with your physician and surgeon to follow all post-op protocols for your particular situation.

We will educate you on when you’re allowed to do what, what you need to avoid, and things you can do to ease your pain and swelling. We will provide you with appropriate exercises to perform as well as deliver the “hands on” therapy needed to guide you through every phase of your rehab.

Your active participation is critical to your success.

Some examples of procedures we commonly see for post-op rehab include:

  • Rotator cuff repairs
  • Total joint replacements (hip, knee, shoulder)
  •  Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic knee surgeries (meniscectomy, meniscal repair)
  • Arthroscopic hip surgeries (labral repair)
  • Nerve releases (cubital tunnel, radial tunnel, carpal tunnel, tarsal tunnel)
  • Neck and back surgery (fusion, laminectomy, decompression)
  • Surgical fixation of fractures of the arms and legs

While Physical Therapy is often started approximately 6 weeks following many procedures, we always recommend discussing with your surgeon what is best for you in your particular situation. Then, call STRIDE or use our online scheduler here and book your first post-op appointment!