Post Operative Care

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Post-Operative Care

For many illnesses and injuries, surgery is often a necessary solution and, depending on the severity of the illness or injury in question, is almost always nerve-wracking. But physical therapy can help the recovery and healing process after a major surgery. This is known as post-operative care, or post-surgery, recovery or rehabilitation. There are typically three stages in postoperative rehabilitation.

  1. Immediately following surgery, the first stage is when the body is ultimately immobilized as the body goes through a basic healing process. The swelling will go down and the initial pain of surgery will subside.
  2. Now the work begins! The patient’s physical therapist will work with him or her to design a plan involving progressive exercises that will begin to strengthen the body, restoring the patient’s range of motion and overall stability.
  3. With time the patient will be able to return to their normal, pre-surgery level of physical activity, whatever that may have been for them. This is the ultimate goal of post-operative care, and physical therapy as a whole.

There are several benefits to going through post-operative care with a physical therapist, including:

Proper Healing & Faster Recovery Time

After a surgery, having a personalized physical therapy plan can help ensure that your body heals properly. Examples of this include minimizing scar tissue, reestablishing joint motion and function, and retraining muscles.

Another benefit is a faster recovery time. For example, a total joint replacement can take a huge toll on the body. But it’s been proven that if one begins physical therapy following such a major surgery – even as early as waking up from the anesthesia! – the patient tends to have both shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries overall.

Regain Mobility

Knee and hip surgeries especially require physical therapy to help regain mobility for anything from normal, every day walking to something more physically challenging, such as running a marathon.

Patient Participation

Research has shown that patients who actively participate in their own recovery process typically have better results and recovery experiences than those who don’t. Spending time with a physical therapist can help the patient know which methods for recovery will work best for them and also how to maintain that level of health after, if not increase their overall health afterwards.

These are some of the major benefits of physical therapy after a major surgery:

  • Helps with circulation after surgery, preventing blood clots.
  • Posture, balance, and coordination improvement and training.
  • Gait analysis and training.
  • Self-care training.
  • Manual therapy techniques.
  • Home exercise instruction.
  • Pain control and management.
  • Improves flexibility.
  • Reduced risk for postoperative pulmonary complications (PCCs).

Some doctors may even prescribe a few sessions of physical therapy prior to the operation, depending on what it is, to help strengthen your body ahead of time and find out more about what the recovery process may end up looking like for you. For example, it’s been found that back surgery patients who have undergone physical therapy have actually had a quicker recovery time than those who hadn’t gone through postoperative rehabilitation.

It’s important to remember and keep in mind, however, that a surgery may last a few hours, but appropriate rehabilitation and recovery time will look different for different people and procedures, possibly taking anywhere from a few weeks to a year to complete. This is why it’s important to speak with your doctor and physical therapist before the actual surgery so you know what you can expect in terms of recovery time. Knowing what to expect can help you mentally and physically prepare for what’s ahead. While the time frame is something to keep in mind, postoperative rehabilitation is always worth the time it takes in order to maintain and improve a person’s overall health, both now and in the future.

Below are some of the Post-Operative Care treatments we specialize in

Total Knee Replacements

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Total Hip Replacements

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ACL Reconstructions

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Rotator Cuff Repairs

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Meniscus Repairs

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Jenny is such a caring and compassionate PT! She absolutely loves helping people and it shows through the care of her patients!! She is very knowledgeable and all around a great person and I would recommend her a million times over!
Rosanna Aguirre
Rosanna Aguirre
03:09 27 Nov 18
Jenny is incredible! I first saw her for some concerns running and her skill base and knowledge level blew me away. It is an honor to recommend her!
Meg Boethin
Meg Boethin
15:32 29 Nov 18
Jenny is all about customizing care to your needs! She has great experience and is a knowledgeable, compassionate, and talented physical therapist. I highly recommend Resolve Physical Therapy!
Annique Dayley
Annique Dayley
03:24 27 Nov 18
I was a formal college athlete, was spoiled with great therapists, and was extremely nervous after leaving the cacoon of campus. In the real world you get scared that doctors won’t care about you the same way. That’s not the case with Jenny she takes everything serious and you are not just a patient. She a great pt and awesome person. Congrats on your new adventure.
isuwrnum1
isuwrnum1
14:54 29 Nov 18
Jenny is very knowledgeable and compassionate about helping people get better.
Steve Romriell
Steve Romriell
15:45 29 Nov 18
Jenny is very knowledgeable and gave me the tools to overcome an injury I have been dealing with for 4 years. I am amazed how quickly I progressed under her guidance. She is thorough and makes sure you are doing the exercises correctly and get the most benefit from your effort. I am so thankful I was referred to her. - thank you!
Carolyn Albertazzi
Carolyn Albertazzi
03:38 19 Jun 19
Without a doubt, Jenny is the best Physical Therapist I have ever encountered! She knows her physiology, she knows how to give a message and she listens to her patients. She takes whatever time is necessary to get the job done instead of sticking to a rigid schedule and does a good job of providing exercises to do at home. I heartily recommend her!!
Bev Murphy
Bev Murphy
21:17 18 Jun 19
Jenny is a star in the field of Physical Therapy! She is great to work with and knows what the client needs to heal. I would recommend Jenny to anyone who is in need of PT and wants a great therapist, as well as a nice facility to work out of.
Alan
Alan
03:54 20 Jun 19
Jenny is very knowledgeable and skilled. Her compassion for her work and her clients is unmatched. She has a solo practice so she focuses clearly on each person and explains what she is doing and her expectations for recovery. I highly recommend her for all kinds of injuries.
Andrea Casey
Andrea Casey
08:14 23 Jan 19
Jenny gave great attention and care to my rehabilitation process. She is very knowledgeable and applied many techniques to rehab my injury. She gives great instruction and makes sure you are doing the exercises correctly and clearly communicated the plan for my progress. Also she is very personable and friendly.
Melany Fry
Melany Fry
02:19 19 Dec 18
I am just starting with Jenny; however, I have had the opportunity tp watch her and she is very caring and knows her business! It is a joy to go to her.It is nice to go to someone who is so knowledgable about the business. You will be very happy you scheduled an appointment with her and her staff.
Ann Frazier
Ann Frazier
23:36 21 Oct 19
Jenny and staff were a huge part of a quick recovery from shoulder surgery, I highly recommend Resolve!
Karl Wagner
Karl Wagner
18:38 05 Nov 19
Best PT I've ever had! Jenny is very thorough, listens, and provided the right exercises for me to get through the pain. Highly recommend Resolve!
Kim Stenson
Kim Stenson
21:46 02 Dec 19
Jenny does a great job of explaining her assessment, the anatomy of what's going on and the treatment. She's so personable and it's always a pleasure to work with her. Her 10 years of experience gives her a rich knowledge base for helping her clients. I highly recommend her as a PT.
Karen Brozovich
Karen Brozovich
02:58 08 Dec 19
Resolve PT is without question top drawer. Jenny and her crew are extremely knowledgeable, caring, professional and wonderful to be around. And you will get results. If you need PT, Resolve is the place.
Lou Pepper
Lou Pepper
02:06 14 Dec 19
It’s in the name! Jen, Jenny, and Mandy at Resolve Physical Therapy make a great team in providing a solution to your needs. From services at the front desk to the exercise mat this team is knowledgeable and kind. They hold genuine conversations, they are thorough in their assessments, and they are always willing to share a smile because they are passionate about what they do and they care about their clients.There is also a gal named Ruth that offers personal training who operates out of the same facility if you are interested. She fits in very well with the Resolve team. Bottom line is - Go with Resolve you won’t regret it. Ps: if you’re kind to them you may just get offered a yummy treat while you kickback, relax and they apply different massage techniques and electrode stimulation on the area of need. Resolve rocks! #Jen&Jenny
Kevin Link
Kevin Link
01:12 19 Dec 19
I worked With Jenny for a year, and am now able to be pain free. I had shoulder, hip, and back trouble. Jenny worked with me and taught me the stretches and exercises to keep me able to manage my issues at home. The transition from pain and mobility issues to an active life and more mobility was truly wonderful. I have worked with other Physical Therapists, but the patience, experience, and knowledge that Jenny has really made the difference for me.
Keith Griffin
Keith Griffin
18:51 28 Jan 20
My surgeon referred me to Resolve Physical Therapy, after a total knee replacement. I worked with the Therapists there for 4 months and saw steady progress to the point of being fully functional again. Both, Jen and Jenny, are experts in their field and have personally attended knee and hip surgeries to observe and understand the procedure and how it impacts the patient. During my rehab they were in constant contact with my surgeon over my progress. I felt that they listened to me and adjusted every session according to my feedback.Besides all that, they are a pleasure to be around. I will miss working with them.
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COFFEYA2011 .
22:02 03 Feb 20
Jenny is wonderful. She was able to solve my problem with only a couple of visits. I was very pleased to get a quick appointment to be seen in her comfortable and convenient office. I've already recommended Resolve Physical Therapy and will do so at every opportunity.
Julia Meglasson
Julia Meglasson
00:39 13 Feb 20
I had an awesome experience with Jenny and Jen and staff! Such caring women, so personal and easy to talk to. They are very good at what they do and I would recommend highly! It was hard to say goodbye!
Deb McPherson
Deb McPherson
03:13 13 Feb 20
Resolve is wonderful! I believe the best measure of the quality of a physical therapist is the level of success achieved. Jenny's expertise led to a surprising degree of resolution of my rotator cuff problem. I also applaud both her and Mandy for their kindness and compassion. They explained my home exercises very clearly and listened patiently to any concerns I expressed. The facility is bright, cheerful, and immaculately clean. I highly recommend Resolve PT.
M Whatley
M Whatley
19:29 17 Feb 20
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