What Is The Importance of Post-Surgical Rehabilitation?
For many illnesses and injuries, surgery is often a necessary solution and, depending on the severity of the illness or injury in question, is almost always nerve-wracking. But physical therapy can help the recovery and healing process after major surgery. This is known as postoperative, or post-surgery, recovery, or rehabilitation.
After surgery, having a personalized physical therapy plan can help ensure that your body heals properly. Examples of this include minimizing scar tissue, reestablishing joint motion and function, and retraining muscles.
Another benefit is a faster recovery time. For example, a total joint replacement can take a huge toll on the body. But it’s been proven that if one begins physical therapy following such a major surgery – even as early as waking up from the anesthesia – the patient tends to have both shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries overall.