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Pre-Operative Physical Therapy

Maryland’s First Choice in Pre-Operative Physical Therapy

Do you have an upcoming surgery? If you’re scheduled for a hip replacement or corrective surgery after an injury, pre-operative physical therapy is for you. Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy offers this service to individuals who are planning on undergoing many types of surgeries. Even patients planning operations for various forms of cancer can benefit from pre-operative physical therapy. If your surgery is coming up, trust our experienced physical therapists with your pre-operative care.

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Effective Pre-Operative Physical Therapy

Pre-operative physical therapy, in effect, prepares you for a healthy and speedy post-surgery recovery. When you begin this treatment, your physical therapist designs a regimen that helps relieve your immediate pain and prepares you for the discomfort associated with recovery. The staff at Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy is fully equipped to mentally prepare you for your procedure and give you an understanding of the physical repercussions of the operation. Pre-operative physical therapy not only prepares you for the weeks after surgery, but you can also feel effects on your overall health and wellness.

Why Pre-Operative Physical Therapy Works

What do we mean when we say pre-operative physical therapy prepares your body for surgery? Essentially, your physical therapist is taking your body through the motions of the exercise you’ll need post-operation. Because you already know the stretches and movements, physical rehabilitation will go much smoother. This type of therapy strengthens the muscles near the surgery site. Since these muscles are likely weaker than they should be, you’ll set yourself up for a quicker recovery time, as you won’t have to do all the strengthening post-operation. By the time you begin your post-operative physical therapy, your body will have already grown used to the exercises and will be able to move through them quicker. The experienced physical therapists at each of our six Maryland locations are fully trained to provide exceptional pre-operative physical therapy. When you start early at Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy, you’ll receive all the necessary tools for recovery.

Pre-Operation and Post-Operation Benefits

When you decide to participate in pre-operative physical therapy, you’ll see significant benefit both before and after surgery. Before surgery, you’ll likely feel much more confident in the procedure. Why get caught up in nerves when you could do something to settle them. Pre-operative physical therapy can give you the peace of mind you deserve when awaiting surgery. The benefits you’ll notice after your procedure are numerous:

Knowledge of recovery procedure: After participating in Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy’s pre-operative program, you’ll come away with an understanding of how to take care of yourself post-surgery. You’ll be able to more quickly adapt to the new care procedures you’ll need to get on the road to recovery. Plus, your physical therapist can get you acquainted with any device you’ll need post-surgery, like a walker or cane.

Quicker recovery: When you’re already familiar with the exercises and stretches necessary to fully recover, you’ll be prepared to begin the recovery process right away. Further, the strength you’ve built up in pre-operative physical therapy can carry over. When you’re already working on strengthening weaker points in your body, you won’t have as far to go after the surgery.

Reduced costs: At the end of the day, pre-operative physical therapy can save you money. You won’t need to invest in further healthcare to get yourself back to normal. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery found in 2014 those who took part in pre-operative physical therapy had less need for other costly services. Being proactive about your post-operation health can save you money in the long run.

Trust Us with Your Physical Rehabilitation

If pre-operative physical therapy is right for you, don’t wait. The highly-trained physical therapists at Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy can give you the knowledge and strength training you’ll need to thrive after an operation. Any of our six Maryland locations will be happy to assist you with anything from stretching to learning to use a walker. Don’t put yourself at a disadvantage by waiting until after surgery to start physical therapy. Contact us today to learn more about our excellent pre-operative physical therapy services.

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