Being scheduled for surgery requires a lot of preparation. One challenge that comes with a surgery is often the unknown of "after". How will I feel? What will I be able to do? Will I need therapy? A Pre-Operative (pre-op) appointment at Atlas Therapy can help eliminate your fears and help you prepare for, and make the best of, life after surgery.
"Researchers believe that the benefit of preoperative physical therapy was derived mostly from the way it prepared patients for postoperative rehabilitation. In most instances studied, they write, preoperative physical therapy was limited to 1 or 2 sessions, which "suggests that the value of preoperative physical therapy was primarily due to patient training on postoperative assistive walking devices, planning for recovery, and managing patient expectations, and not from multiple intensive training sessions to develop strength and range of motion."
You’ll meet with a Physical Therapist, one-on-one, to review your upcoming surgery. Your therapist will personalize your treatment plan and the number of sessions (many times simply 1-2 sessions) based on your needs and your surgeon’s protocol. Some therapy sessions may include the following:
Physical Therapy BEFORE your surgery brings you peace of mind by preparing you mentally and physically. Contact Atlas Therapy today and scheduled your pre-op appointment.