Are you scheduled to have a surgical procedure soon? Among the many things you need to do to prepare is to talk to your doctor about scheduling your post-surgical rehabilitation.
What Is the Importance of Rehab After Surgery?
No matter what type of surgery you’re recovering from—from joint replacements to a total hip replacement—undergoing rehab after surgery with a physical therapist is essential to maximize your physical potential and accelerate your recovery.
No matter how minimally invasive a surgical procedure is, it still causes trauma to your body. While your body is healing, you’ll likely experience challenges like pain, inflammation, and swelling. You may also have newfound difficulty with daily tasks like dressing, standing, and walking. You may even have specific instructions from your surgeon on things to do or things not to do in order to protect your healing of the surgical site and prevent complications.
For example, if you’ve had surgery to correct a broken bone in y..