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Our physical therapist is trained to restore your motion and strength. We will teach you specific techniques and use special equipment to return you to your normal way of living. These treatments will specifically address problems that can’t be treated without physical therapy.
We are knowledgeable regarding surgical procedures and treatment goals. We know that after surgery your body has some limitations. We work, guided by the surgical procedure, to ensure a successful outcome in your therapy.
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Post-operative exercises should always be guided by your doctor and physical therapist, as there may be specific restrictions for your injury. The following guidelines can help you along your way:
Core Strengthening and Stability:
One of the most recent developments in physical therapy is the emphasis on core strengthening and stability. The core of your body is like the foundation of your house. If you were to build your house on a weak foundation, you could risk damage and collapse. Similarly, bodies with a weak core are susceptible to acute injury
Stretching Tight Muscles and Joints:
Stretching is vital in maintaining good range of motion with joints and the flexibility of muscles. If you have stiff joints or tight muscles, normal activities, such as climbing stairs or reaching overhead, can be severely affected. With proper stretching, these functions can be preserved.
After an injury or surgery, scar tissue forms and soft tissue contracts. It is important to regularly stretch in these situations to ensure that scar formation does not get in the way of your rehabilitation.
Exercises to Strengthen Your Body:
Strengthening exercises are performed to help you improve the function of your muscles. The goal is to improve strength, increase endurance and maintain or improve range of motion.