Post-surgical rehab in Overland Park, KS

Post-Surgical Rehab

Recovering from a surgery can be a challenging time. Surgery involves the use of incisions and techniques that can damage the muscles and soft tissues in your body. This is sometimes necessary to treat whatever condition was affecting you, but it causes pain during recovery.

Additionally, while recovering from surgery it may be difficult to balance or walk around on your own. This makes daily tasks like getting dressed or going to the restroom more of a challenge.

If you want help recovering quickly and safely from a surgery so you can regain your independence and get back to your life, you’ll need post-surgical rehabilitation.

What is post-surgical rehabilitation?

At SSOR in Overland Park, Kansas, our physical therapists specialize in techniques designed to reduce pain and improve outcomes after surgery. We develop personalized treatments for each of our post-surgical patients. Many of these treatments include:

  • Manual therapy — Also known as hands-on therapy, these techniques involve manipulations of the body to reduce pain and improve range of motion. Depending on the kind of surgery you’re recovering from, your physical therapist may use joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization or strain-counterstrain techniques.

  • Exercises and stretches — Exercising and stretching is at the core of many physical therapy treatments. Stronger and more flexible muscles and soft tissues provide better support for the recovering area of the body. They remove some pressure off the recovering area, which reduces pain as well.

  • Balance and gait training — Physical therapists can teach you how to get around safely while recovering from surgery. This may include the use of assistive devices like a walker, cane or crutches. Improving your balance or gait and your ability to get around is a big step in restoring your independence after surgery.

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Do you have a surgery near Overland Park scheduled in the near-future? Talk to a physical therapist on our team at SSOR about developing a post-surgical rehabilitation program. Contact us today to learn more about post-surgical rehab or to schedule an appointment.