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Pre and Post

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Pre-surgery and post-surgery rehabilitation are two types of rehabilitation programs that are designed to help patients recover from surgical procedures.

This may include exercises and physical therapy to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance. Prehabilitation can help reduce the risk of complications during surgery, improve

post-surgery outcomes, and speed up recovery time.

Did you know?

Physical therapy before surgery may help patients avoid common complications and rehab stays to go home sooner than later

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How Can Velocity Physical Therapy Help?

Range of motion exercises can help improve flexibility and mobility in the affected area. This can help reduce stiffness and improve recovery after surgery. Examples of rang of motion exercises include stretching, yoga, and Pilates.

Strengthening: Strengthening exercises can help rebuild muscle strength in the affected area after surgery. This can help improve functional abilities and reduce the risk of complications. Examples of strengthening exercises include weightlifting, resistance band exercises, or bodyweight exercises such as squats, lunges, and push-ups.

Cardiovascular endurance: Cardiovascular exercises can help improve endurance and cardiovascular health. This can help improve recovery after surgery and reduce the risk of complications. Examples of cardiovascular exercises include walking, cycling, swimming, or using an elliptical machine.

Manual therapy: Manual therapy, such as massage or joint mobilization, can help reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected area. This can help improve recovery and functional abilities after surgery.

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What You Can Expect

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Heat or Ice Pack Therapy

Heat or Ice applied to an area can increase blood flow, relax muscles,  alleviate muscle stiffness, numb the area, or alleviate pain.

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Optimal Condition

By working on strength, flexibility, and mobility, you may enter surgery in better shape, which can lead to a smoother recover.

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MANUAL Therapy

Massage therapy after surgery can accelerate the recovery process by promoting healing, preventing complications, and regaining function sooner.

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Therapeutic ultrasound uses heat and energy to increase circulation, decrease pain, increase flexibility, and speed healing.

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