How can I speed up recovery after surgery?

Recovering after surgeryYou’re doing the right thing to research physical therapy treatments before you go into surgery. There are a number of treatment options available that can help you with your recovery both immediately after your surgery and for the long-term.

Individualized Treatment. The first step will be to determine which types of treatment will help you immediately following your knee surgery. These can include treatments such as manual therapy, therapeutic excersie, ultrasound, ice and heat therapy, electrical stimulation, and more.

Manual Therapy. Manual therapy is a general term that refers to hands-on therapy. This includes massage, mobilization, and manipulation of your body to loosen muscles and joints.

Exercise. Exercise is important for helping your body stay in good shape even after something as daunting as a surgery. As soon as you are able, it is a good idea to work a personal therapist one-on-one in your physical therapy center. Once again, the training plan put in place will be tailored to your individual needs and abilities.

At Podiatry Associates, we work with a variety of types of physical therapy. All of our treatment plans are catered to your individual needs, so you can be confident that the physical therapy treatments at Castle Pines Physical Therapy or Cherry Creek Physical Therapy you receive are working to speed your recovery and strengthen you for the long term. Call us today at 303-805-5156 to schedule your appointment before your surgery, so that we can discuss in detail your needs for post-operative physical therapy care.