Post-Surgical Physical Therapy In Amelia and Blackstone

Physical therapy is invaluable for optimal post-surgery healing and recovery. At Amelia Physical Therapy, our team of compassionate and experienced physical therapists will design a program tailored specifically to the type of surgery you have undergone, your diagnosis, your health history, your personal goals, and your lifestyle. Keep reading to learn more about our approach to post-surgery rehab, and get in touch with us today to meet with a physical therapist in Amelia or Blackstone. We’re here to help.

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When Is Post-Surgery Rehab Recommended?

Physical therapy is recommended to facilitate a speedy, more effective recovery from orthopedic surgeries on the:

  • Neck

  • Back

  • Spine

  • Shoulder

  • Elbow

  • Wrist

  • Hand

  • Lower Back

  • Hip

  • Knee

  • Ankle

  • Foot

  • Other types of surgeries

Post-Surgery Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy for Post-Surgical Patients

Amelia physical therapists are invested in your post-operative health and recovery. Our goal is to work with our patients to establish functional goals that help them regain normal movement, function, and mobility and resume normal activities following an operation. To do this, we guide patients in the healing and recovery process through personalized post-op treatment plans that target specific areas, which may include:

  • Manual Therapy Techniques

  • Strengthening Exercises

  • Active and Passive Stretching

  • Application of Ice, Heat, or E-Stim

  • Posture, Balance, and Coordination Training

  • Soft Tissue Treatments (Soft Tissue and Joint Mobilization, Massage Therapy, Dry Needling, etc.)

  • Gate Analysis and Training

  • Self-Care Techniques

  • Home Exercises

What Are the Benefits of Post-Surgery Physical Therapy?

We tailor our post-surgery rehab programs specifically to your procedure, health history, and other key health and wellness factors. Some of the benefits of our patient-focused treatments include:

  • Reduced post-surgical pain, tightness, and tension

  • Removal of pressure from muscles and joints

  • Quicker healing and recovery times

  • Reduced swelling and inflammation

  • Strengthening of damaged tissues

  • Enhanced muscle strength and function

  • Improved range of motion and flexibility

  • Restored stability, strength, and gait

  • Increased endurance

  • Better balance, mobility, and movement

  • Facilitates a quicker return to your daily activities

What to Expect During Your Treatment

Each and every patient is unique, which is why we tailor your post-op rehabilitative program specifically to you. That being said, treatments may begin anywhere from a few hours after your surgery, to a few days. During your first visit, you will be paired with a skilled physical therapist who will do an initial evaluation to inform your treatment plan and establish goals. Each visit thereafter will focus on your diagnosis and goals to help you heal and recover quickly, and more effectively.

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that patients have a lot of questions prior to their treatment, especially if they have never undergone physical therapy before. Use these commonly asked questions to help guide you in what to expect and the process, and please, do not hesitate to reach out to us with any additional questions or concerns you may have prior to your treatments.

When Should I Arrive?

We recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete your initial parework and intake forms. You may also need to change into comfortable clothes before going back with your physical therapist, so please allot for that time if you need it.

What Should I Wear?

Because you will be engaging in physical activity such as exercise, stretching, and other rehabilitative activities, we recommend wearing comfortable clothing that allows for plenty of movement. Athletic wear and comfortable shoes are recommended.

Will Insurance Cover Physical Therapy?

At Amelia, we proudly work with most major insurance providers. In most cases, insurance will cover post-surgery rehab after a copay or deductible has been met. Please have your insurance information ready when you arrange your appointment, and we can verify your coverage at that time.

Where Are You Located?

We have two convenient physical therapy centers in Virginia to assist you. Whether you’re in Amelia or Blackstone, our team is ready to help you. Please contact a location near you to arrange your appointment.

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Get In Touch With Us to Get Started

At Amelia Physical Therapy, you’re more than just a diagnosis to us. We want to be your dedicated partner in your post-surgical recovery to help you get back to living life to its fullest. If you are searching for a post-surgery physical therapist in Amelia or Blackstone to assist you in your recovery, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We’re here to help you heal!

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