Pre and Post Surgical Physical Therapy

Preparing, healing, and educating patients before and after surgery.

Physical Therapy before surgery: The benefits of ‘prehabilitation’

The stronger you are before surgery, the stronger you’ll be after.

That’s the philosophy behind prehabilitation (or “prehab”), the process of maximizing mobility, strength, and functional capacity prior to surgery – a process we routinely oversee here at Buffalo Grove Physical Therapy.

We work closely with each patient to individually prepare the body for the upcoming procedure in efforts to optimize his/her response not only to the surgery itself, but also the post-operative therapy that follows, and overall recovery.

What to expect during prehab

We work with your physician or surgeon to tailor a program that fits your needs, presenting condition, and medical history. Treatment sessions will address strength, flexibility, and aerobic/anaerobic conditioning to ensure a smooth and successful transition into post-operative therapy.

Additionally, BGPT prepares you for the emotional and psychological stresses of post-surgical therapy by educating you on what to expect immediately after your procedure, and in the days, weeks, and months to follow as you progress through your plan of care.

Post-operative physical therapy: From recovery to performance

Following your procedure, post-operative therapy may begin as soon as you receive clearance from your surgeon. The initial treatment sessions will focus on resolving the standard residual effects of surgery – pain/swelling. Concurrently, as your symptoms subside, and tolerance to therapy and function begins to improve, we can progress your plan of care accordingly, while addressing any questions and/or concerns you may have regarding your return to daily work and leisure activities.

Common surgeries

Buffalo Grove Physical Therapy helps patients prepare for and recover from a wide range of surgeries, including:

  • Total & partial joint replacements
  • Ligament reconstructions
  • Tendon repairs
  • Internal Fixation

Get prepared and feel confident about your surgery!

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Buffalo Grove Physical Therapy..words can explain how awesome this place is. This is my second time going here for treatment. The treatment is outstanding; I had a total knee replacement and I am seeing amazing results. They treat you like a real person and you can really tell they care about their patients. They staff is totally amazing they are always very friendly and willing to do anything to you for caring about me!!!

Vicki T.