Post surgical rehab

28 Apr, 2022

4 stages your ankle surgery recovery plan may include

The ankle is a complex joint, with many bones, muscles and ligaments that help us to get around. Because of its complex nature, the ankle needs ample time to recover after surgery. Some ankle surgeries can take up to a year to fully recover from. Recovering from surgery can be a long and stressful process.

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1 Nov, 2021

Three physical therapy exercises for your rotator cuff after surgery

There are many stages you’ll go through after rotator cuff surgery. First, the affected shoulder will be immobilized for a time. Then, a physical therapist will start using their hands to move your shoulder through its normal range of motion (ROM). This stage is called passive movement.  Next, you’re finally ready to start doing exercises

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8 Oct, 2021

Is physical therapy the same thing as physical rehab?

Physical therapy, physical rehab or rehabilitation, and physiotherapy. There are a lot of terms that are thrown around when people talk about treating musculoskeletal injuries or medical conditions, but do they all mean the same thing exactly? In the case of physical therapy and physical rehab, the answer is they aren’t exactly the same.  What

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5 Jul, 2021

How long does it take to recover from knee replacement surgery?

Having a knee replacement is not easy on your body. It can take each person a different period of time to heal after such a surgery, so your doctor might not be able to tell you exactly how long it will take you to recover from knee replacement surgery.  However, the American Association of Hip

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4 Dec, 2020

How long will I have pain after my rotator cuff surgery?

Your rotator cuffs are vital to your ability to use your shoulders and arms for a wide range of activities. Each rotator cuff is a group of muscles and soft tissue that help hold the shoulder joints together and power the joint for its wide range of motion.  When the rotator cuff gets hurt, physical

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5 Oct, 2020

Understanding the importance of post-surgical rehab

Post-surgical rehab is usually the last thing on your mind immediately after an operation. However, it is often the work put in before and after a surgical procedure that can determine how well and how quickly the recovery period goes. If you’re recovering from something as serious as a knee replacement, your doctor may want

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7 Jun, 2020

When is post-surgical pain the worst and what can I do about it?

Surgery is often necessary to repair serious injuries or treat end-stage osteoarthritis. However, it’s natural to be apprehensive about having surgery. In particular, you might wonder when post-surgical pain is likely to be the worst and what you can do about it.  When is post-surgical pain the worst?  Knowing exactly when post-surgical pain will be

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2 Nov, 2019

Here’s what can happen if you don’t do physical therapy after having knee surgery

Next to the procedure itself, the recovery process from knee surgery is one of the most important parts of your treatment journey. Any procedure requires some degree of tissue disruption and an incision, both of which require healing. Additionally, patients who have been hobbled with knee pain for a long period of time often need

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2 Oct, 2019

What happens if you don’t do physical therapy after knee surgery?

When it comes to knee injuries, most people prefer to treat them with conservative methods like physical therapy. However, some knee injuries are too severe for conservative treatments and need surgical intervention.  Surgery may help repair the damage in an injured knee, but it comes with a cost. Surgeons must make incisions that may go

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6 Sep, 2019

Pain management after rotator cuff surgery for patients in Gretna, LA

Any type of surgery involves some sort of postoperative pain. In addition to helping patients regain function to ensure a positive outcome after surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation can also help patients dealing with pain. Due to the delicate nature of the area and the frequent movements the arm performs, pain management after rotator cuff

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