Should I Get Rehab Before Surgery?
Pre-operative physical therapy, also known as “pre-habilitation” or “prehab,” can make a huge difference when it comes to your recovery. Sometimes pre-operative therapy makes the most sense for people who are having an operation because of a serious injury. This is especially true if:
- Your injury is debilitating.
- Your pain and injuries are keeping you immobile.
- You don’t plan to undergo surgery for several more weeks or months.
What Are the Benefits of Doing Rehab Before Surgery?
Prehab has a number of great benefits, most of which come onto the scene after your surgery is over. In addition to keeping you mobile and healthy in the days and weeks leading up to your surgery, there are a variety of ways that pre-operative physical therapy can make a huge difference during your post-op recovery, including:
- Reduced recovery time
- Less time spent recuperating in the hospital
- Improved chances of a positive outcome overall
- Ability to regain former level of strength and agility much more quickly
- Reduced risk of infection and other common post-operative complications
What Happens in Pre-Operative Therapy?
Your health is your own, and our physical therapists at Manhattan Sports Therapy are on your side. We want to help you work toward your goals and get the results you want.
We are experts in physical therapy and sport injuries, but we are also able to offer a helping hand in a number of different areas you may wish to address during pre-op therapy, including:
Physical Rehab & Sports Therapy in New York
At Manhattan Sports Therapy, we do everything possible to help you achieve your goals and get back to being healthy, active, and competitive. We know an injury can be a major setback, so we are highly motivated to help you regain your strength. While helping you avoid further injury, we take your overall health into consideration and seek to provide the kind of attentive, holistic care you just can’t find anywhere else.
Call (646) 798-1330 to speak to a New York physical therapist and find out if pre-operative rehab is right for you! You can also connect with us by sending us an email.