Why do you need rehab after surgery?
When you’re discharged from the surgeon after a surgery, you may be eager to go home right away and resume business as usual. Unfortunately, it’s not always that easy to do./p>
To get back to your normal, everyday life, you may need to take part in a rehabilitation program that involves a variety of therapies. These therapies may include physiotherapy, stretches, exercises, hands on manual therapies, and more. And though you may be tempted to skip it, doing so could cause new injury or unnecessary pain.
The Goal of Post-Surgery Rehab
The success of a surgical procedure depends largely upon how well you take care of yourself during your recovery period – and this is especially true for older adults. It can be easy to overexert yourself, or to experience atrophy from remaining inactive.
Post-surgical rehab is about striking the balance between rest and exertion so you can regain your strength while simultaneously allowing your body to heal. The goal of rehab after surgery is to get you back on your feet, so you can continue living a healthy and independent life.
What types of post-surgical treatments do you offer?
At Chiropractic and Rehabilitation of Miami Lakes we offer a wide variety of post-surgical rehab therapies. Some of our treatments include the following:
- Electric muscle stimulation
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Therapeutic stretches
- Therapeutic exercises
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Wobble board exercises
- Exercise bikes
- Finger ladder for should rehabilitation
- Strengthening bands
How do I schedule an appointment for Post-surgical rehab?
After a surgical procedure is performed there is usually a prescription for therapy provided for the Rehabilitation clinic to perform. This prescription provides detailed instructions on which types are therapies are recommended for you to receive. Once you have obtained your prescription from your surgeon you may contact our office directly to schedule your post-surgical rehabilitation. To schedule you may call us directly at 305.570.1965 or use our online appointment request form.