Getting pre-operative physiotherapy rehabilitation can be one of the best decisions a person can make for his or herself prior to undergoing a surgery. Pre-operative physiotherapy rehab packs a powerful punch of benefits that many people are totally unaware of. This is probably because not nearly as many people receive physiotherapy rehab before a surgical procedure as they do after. If you are scheduled to have major surgery, consider pre-operative physiotherapy rehab for yourself.
What is Pre-operative Physiotherapy Rehab?
How Pre-operative Physiotherapy Rehab Strengthens Your Body and Mind
Do you plan to undergo a surgical procedure in the next few weeks or months? If so, pre-operative physiotherapy rehab may benefit you tremendously by preparing your body for surgery. Major surgeries are hard on the body. They can leave a person physically and emotionally weak. Life after surgery for many people is largely sedentary, which causes muscles to atrophy and strength to further diminish.
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Restores range of motion
- Improves muscular control of the injured joint or area
- Normalizes movement patterns before surgery
- Improves well-being and increases fitness level
- informs about the movements that need to be avoided for a while
Working with a physiotherapist prior to surgery will not only make your body stronger; it will also prepare your mind for what to expect after surgery and will teach you how to help yourself.
Pre-operative rehab familiarizes patients with the exercises they will be doing post-surgery, which reduces mental stress of the unknown.
Pre-operative Physiotherapy Rehab Can Save You Money
"A new study has found that as few as 1 to 2 sessions of preoperative physical therapy can reduce postoperative care use by 29% for patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement, adding up to health care cost savings of more than $1,000 per individual."
The article said that only 54.2% of patients "who received even a small number of physical therapy sessions before surgery" needed post-acute care services, whereas 79.7% of patients who did not participate in physiotherapy sessions before their surgeries required it. Clearly, participating in a pre-operative physiotherapy program pays off financially, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
If you plan to undergo a surgical procedure, please contact me for a pre-operative physiotherapy session.