Post-Operative Physical Therapy in South Bay

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Following an orthopedic surgery, generally any surgery of the bones, joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments, physical therapy is often recommended, prescribed, or otherwise mandated to ensure patients move through a full and safe recovery. At Marina Sports Medicine in Carson, our orthopedic referral base consists of many of the best orthopedic surgeons in the world.

If you have recently undergone surgery and are looking to make a swift by safe recovery, contact our team of South Bay post-op physical therapists right away! Our team can examine your condition and determine the best treatment plan based on your needs.

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What Types of Surgery Require Physical Therapy After?

Many patients commit to a physical therapy treatment plan following a surgical procedure, including patients who undergo operations on the following areas:

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Wrist
  • Hand
  • Neck
  • Foot
  • Ankle
  • Spine

How Soon Should I Visit a Physical Therapist After Surgery?

Each patient is different and should take advantage of post-op physical therapy at different times depending on the type of surgery and your doctor’s/surgeon’s recommendations. However, many post-op patients seek therapy only days following surgery. To best determine when you should seek treatment, contact our South Bay physical therapists in Carson right away.

What are the Benefits of Post-Op Physical Therapy?

Post-operative physical therapy aims to optimize the recovery process and prevent further injury to the affected area or surrounding areas. In most cases, post-operative physical therapy focuses on the following:

  • Reducing swelling
  • Regaining range of motion
  • Regaining strength
  • Increasing endurance
  • Returning to daily life activities

Types of Post-Surgery Treatments

In most cases, a physical therapist and patient will work together to determine functional goals related to the patient’s sport and daily life activities. Following the creation of this plan, the physical therapist will design a program to facilitate positive growth and progress. Post-op treatments may include the following:

  • Stretches and/or exercises to improve range of motion
  • Modalities such as heat, ice, and STIM (electrical stimulation)
  • Muscle strengthening exercises
  • Posture, coordination, and balance exercises
  • Gait analysis and training
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Instruction for home exercise

Experience Real Results at Marina Sports Medicine

When you choose to work with our South Bay physical therapists in Carson, you can rest easy knowing our team will perform a proper evaluation of your injury/post-operative area and form a detailed care plan based on your goals. As experts in our field, we understand that individualized treatment is necessary—and that is why we promise that is what you will receive from us.

Get in touch with our South Bay physical therapists today and let us be your guide to mobility and wellness.

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