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Physical Therapy Pre-Surgery (Prehab) and After Surgery (Rehab)

Rehabilitation is an essential part of the recovery process for many medical conditions and injuries, both before and after surgery. While there are some important differences between rehabilitation before surgery and rehabilitation after surgery, both can offer significant benefits for patients.


Before surgery, rehabilitation can be used to help improve the patient's overall health and prepare for the upcoming procedure. This type of rehabilitation often focuses on strengthening the affected area, improving flexibility, and increasing endurance. It can also help the patient better understand their condition and what to expect during the recovery process.


On the other hand, rehabilitation after surgery is designed to help the patient recover and regain their strength, mobility, and function as quickly and safely as possible. This type of rehabilitation may involve physical therapy, exercise, and other recovery techniques to help the patient regain their pre-injury level of function.


The benefits of physical therapy before surgery (Prehab) include:

  1. Improved physical function: Strength and motion are often lost during surgery. By preparing the body beforehand, patients can enter the procedure in better shape, making it easier to recover afterwards.

  2. Reduced risk of complications: By improving overall health, patients can reduce their risk of complications during and after surgery.

  3. Better understanding of the condition: By working with a physical therapist, patients can better understand their condition and what to expect during the recovery process.



The benefits of physical therapy after surgery (Rehab) include:

  1. Reduced pain and swelling: By using physical therapy and other techniques, patients can reduce their pain and swelling after surgery.

  2. Improved mobility: By working on strength, flexibility, and coordination, patients can regain their mobility and function.

  3. Faster recovery: By focusing on rehabilitation as part of the recovery process, patients can recover more quickly and get back to their daily activities.

Dynamic Edge Physiotherapy is happy to answer any questions you may have: 203-978-3343

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