Please note – IF YOU ARE READING THIS AND YOU HAVE NOT YET UNDERGONE YOUR SURGERY, you are lucky and in a much better position. This is because research consistently demonstrates better outcomes (including less pain and a quicker recovery) with starting Pre-Op Physical Therapy BEFORE surgery!
Getting the correct level of care following surgery is critical. So is prior to surgery! The experts at PEAK Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation have a Pre-OP Program to completely prepare you prior to your upcoming surgery.
Our Pre-Op Program has several benefits to you as a patient. Firstly, we, you and us, are able to establish a rapport prior to the trauma of surgery. Knowing us will put your mind and ease with less stress of experiencing something new and foreign. Less anxiety, less stress, and being more relaxed & comfortable equals faster healing.
Secondly, we can help put your mind at ease for the upcoming surgery/procedure. During our Pre-Op Program, we will educate you about: what you are about ready to go through, what to expect afterwards; how rehabilitation will proceed; and what realistic goals we should shoot for…together. Constant open communication is paramount and a keystone to our successful program.
Thirdly, we will be able to establish a physical baseline prior to your surgery. Establishing a baseline is key because it allows your physical therapy team know where you are (both prior to surgery & after surgery). We will be able to document and demonstrate your limitations and improvements throughout the entire post-surgical process.
Fourthly, many movements and treatments may be similar if not the same prior to as after surgery. So when we go through your rehabilitation program, you will know what to expect in both how something should (or not) feel, what is a correct & incorrect movement, and
Finally, there have been instances where the individual has done so well with the Physical Therapy Pre-OP Program, that they have postponed or forgone surgery. We can’t promise or predict if this will happen but we always would rather someone heal via conservative treatments than via invasive procedures. As always, hope for the best…prepare for the worse.
Have an upcoming surgery? Set yourself up for success by completing our Pre-Op Program. You don’t bake cookies without warming up the oven…don’t come to physical therapy “cold turkey” after surgery!