The importance of physical therapy after surgery

The importance of physical therapy after surgery

January 13, 2022

Immediately following surgery, you must understand that it will not be an instantaneous joy ride. Recovery after surgery is critical to your treatment’s effectiveness. A widespread reason for recommending physical therapy is because it works. It’s effective.

Rehabilitation after an injury or surgery is a specialty in which physical therapists are well-versed. Physical therapists (PTs) instruct patients on how to perform various exercises, stretches, and other activities designed specifically to help them recover. The treatments used by physical therapists focus on certain parts of the body.

Sadly, many people fail to follow their doctor’s orders for physical therapy, even though this can jeopardize their recovery. Must follow your therapist advice to regain your strengths.

Here are six reasons why physical therapy is a good idea following surgery:

An improved range of motion:

 Surgery can limit your range of motion for a short period. Physical therapy can help if you’re having trouble getting around. Assistive aids like canes and crutches may be necessary for your recovery, depending on your specific physical therapy requirements.

A better blood flow across the body:

 A surge in blood flow from physical therapy can aid in healing. Inflammation can be reduced and the healing process accelerated by blood circulation and its various nutrients throughout the body.

Elimination and/or reduction of pain:

 Patients typically fear physical therapy as a source of more discomfort. Instead, the exercises and procedures used by physical therapists assist in restoring muscle and joint function, so alleviating your discomfort.
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 Increased Efficiency of Muscles:

 Overly tense muscles can benefit from regular physical therapy sessions. Your physical therapist might offer various stretching activities to help you regain strength and endurance in your muscles. You can rest assured that these exercises are safe and adapted to your specific needs.

Improved Stability:

During your rehabilitation from surgery, you may be more prone to falling. If you’re concerned about falling while walking, there are several exercises and therapies you may use to enhance your balance.

Improved core strength:

 One of the essential parts of your body is your “core,” which refers to your abdominal region. Stability and injury prevention are two goals that the muscles in this body region serve. You can improve your overall health and recovery with physical therapy that focuses especially on strengthening your core.


Physical therapy will help your body heal more quickly. As a result, physical therapy is your best option if you have had surgery and are looking to recover soon.

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