Joseph X. Becker, MSPT
Physical Therapy & Intramuscular Dry Needling located in The Woodlands, TX
Post Operative Rehabilitation Q&A
What is post operative rehabilitation?
Post operative rehabilitation is a customized experience. At your post operative rehabilitation appointment, Mr. Becker begins by learning about the type of surgery you’ve had and your overall health condition. You’ll also discuss your goals for treatment and the expected timeline.
Many area doctors know that their patients are in good hands after a referral to Healing PT. Virtually everyone can benefit from a course of it, but there are some procedures that respond especially well, including many joint surgeries.
What are some goals in post-operative rehabilitation?
Because each individual receives a customized treatment plan, your goals will be unique. However, there are some common goals that apply to many post operative rehabilitation plans. These include:
- Improving mobility, sometimes learning to walk again
- Enhancing range of motion in an affected joint(s)
- Reducing pain
- Strengthening muscles
- Teaching you how to perform daily tasks again
Rehabilitation is often a collaborative effort. Your surgeon will work with Mr. Becker to ensure you are on the best treatment path possible. You may also benefit from working with a dietician, psychologist, or psychiatrist as you navigate treatment. However, throughout your healing journey, you will always have the support of Mr. Becker at Healing PT as you move forward.
How long will my rehab take?
Your rehabilitation is shaped by several factors. The type of surgery you had and your overall health condition will play a large part in how quickly you progress.
Some people only need a few weeks of post operative rehabilitation, while others need to spend a year or more working with the Healing PT to fully recover from their operation and find optimal healing. During your initial visit, you’ll learn more about what to expect and how to set goals for your healing progress.
You play a significant role in how your post operative rehabilitation moves forward. Following Mr. Becker’s advice between visits is a critical factor in the success of any rehabilitation program.
To schedule an appointment for post-operative rehabilitation with Healing PT in The Woodlands, Texas, call the office or book online today.