Improve the function of your orthopaedic system with physical therapy that focuses on improving the functions of bones, muscles, joints and other ligaments.
More importantly, long term damage to muscle strength may occur even after an injury heals. Therefore, an old injury should be treated with special care to regain its former muscle strength.
Finally, all orthopaedic care followed by physical therapy, assists the body through its natural healing process, it is extremely important to undergo physical therapy (PT).
- At Orthopaedics India, surgeons recommend PT after complete evaluation and diagnosis of gait, posture, and other abnormalities. The basic idea, more importantly, is to improve the range of motion, flexibility, and strength.
- However, while PT may also be implemented as part of joint protection strategies, it, simultaneously, may also be prescribed after surgery to facilitate healing.
- Above all, prescribed strategically, Physical Therapy is beneficial both before and after surgery.
Importance of post-surgical physical therapy
The key to a healthy recovery, lies in getting up and moving. Furthermore, regain mobility and recover faster and ensure that replacements and repairs of the surgery heal appropriately. Limit opioids and manage your pain with PT, efficiently.
- For instance, if patients do not move after surgery, it can cause muscle weakness, loss of function and exacerbate post-op complications. After that, the capacity of the heart and lungs along with the strength of the muscles is lost
- However, patients can return to daily activities faster when they regain their strength with physical therapy
- PT, above all, pushes them to move around in a safe environment
- Orthopaedics India, most importantly, deploys trained professionals to accomplish post-surgical physical therapy
Post-surgical physical therapy, similarly, is used in addition to other treatment plans, to aid any of the following procedures:
ACL and meniscus repair
If you have had an ACL knee ligament repair (generally occurs with athletes) and meniscal cartilage tears, then – undergo physical therapy to build hamstrings and quadriceps strength
Early intense physical therapy is recommended for patients who have had shoulder, hip and knee replacement surgeries
PT aids in regaining mobility and getting back to routine work faster
Those who have undergone spinal fusion surgery, supervised physical therapy is absolutely essential to get back onto your feet. Gradual exercise can, therefore, reduce hospital stay and improve health
What to expect?
Immediately after surgery, Orthopaedics India recommends physical therapy that involve stretching and flexing. Starting with simple exercises the therapy subsequently, gets intense over time. Some common exercises are:
- For example, a range of motion where patients have to come from a sitting to a standing position and vice versa
- Hamstrings, quadriceps and squats with a chair are some exercises performed to strengthen your musculoskeletal system
Conditions that will benefit from PT
- ACL tear
- Meniscus tear
- Patella pain
- Knee replacement
- Pain in the hip
FOOT AND ANKLE
- Injuries to the Achilles tendon
- Sprain in the ankle
- Foot and ankle pain
- Pain in the heel
- Plantar fasciitis
ARM, WRIST AND HAND
- Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Wrist pain
- Tear of the rotator cuff
- Clavicular fracture
- Frozen shoulder
- Lower-back pain
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Torn disc
- Damage to cartilage
- Fractures and stress fractures
- Lyme disease
- Running injuries
In conclusion, if you have irreversible pain in the joints or arms, shoulder, spine, etc. do not hesitate to reach out to Orthopaedics India for a consultation.