Recovering from surgery takes time. Your body needs to heal from the surgical trauma and get used to any new changes. But you can do more than just wait things out while you recover. This physical therapy education article will offer some tips and tricks for speeding up your post-op surgical recovery.
Listen to Your Surgeon & Your PT
Your surgeon knows your situation better than most and they have your best interests in mind, so it’s important that you follow their instructions for post-op recovery as closely as possible (including any prescribed physical therapy). It’s also important to listen to your physical therapist, who also has your best interests at heart. Following your post-op recovery plan will help you recover quickly and effectively.
Don’t Skip Out on Your PT Exercises
Your physical therapist has designed your recovery exercises to specifically address your situation and help you recover. Many patients will skip out on their physical therapy exercises because they’re in too much pain, or they think they don’t need to do them any longer. Think of your physical therapy exercise plan like a prescription. Take as directed – even if you feel better and think you don’t need to.
Physical Therapy Experts in the Twin Cities
At OrthoRehab Specialists, we offer patients direct access to physical therapy care – which means you can set up an appointment with or without a prescription. We also have referral relationships with more than 600 local doctors and surgeons who regularly entrust us with the continued care of their patients. Our physical therapy experts have twenty-five years of experience treating patients in the Twin Cities metro area. We work with patients recovering from surgical procedures, as well as those who are dealing with injuries or degenerative conditions. Contact us today at our downtown Minneapolis or Edina clinics to set up your appointment with one of our skilled physical therapists and get the rehabilitation care you need!