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Benefits of Pre & Post Surgical Rehab

It's National Physical Therapy Month (1)

Are you going into a major surgery or even trying to cover one? Physical therapy is your answer! Physical therapy, as we know, is the best and most effective form of treatment when dealing with excessive pain, injury, and surgical procedures. It helps prepare the body for the surgical process and enhances the recovery process, ultimately leading to a strong, strengthened, and quick healing process. Here at United Rehab Physical Therapy, we are here to focus on providing quality, consistent and compassionate non-invasive physical therapy in Ronkonkoma. 


Benefits of Pre & Post Operative Physical Therapy 

When it comes to healing and soothing pain concerning the surgical procedure, preoperative therapy is important and valuable as postoperative therapy. Therapy is practiced in a sense to provide pain relief and soothe into comfort. 


Preoperative Physical Therapy 


Preoperative physical therapy is designed to aid the body to recover as much strength and resilience as possible. The intent is to enhance the body's ability to recover after the procedure. Its goal is to improve strength and functionality as soon as possible at the site of injury. This therapy process consists of :

  • Muscle training 

  • Stretching & mobility training 

  • Massage 

  • Hold & cold therapy 

  • Mentally prepare for surgery

  • Reduce pain and inflammation

  • Restore range of motion

  • Improving muscular control of the injured joint

  • Normalizing movement patterns before your surgery

  • Make strides to improve overall well-being


Postoperative Physical Therapy 


Postoperative physical therapy is highly advised and required for proper and efficient recovery. It is recommended you start as soon as possible after the surgical procedure. After the procedure, the wound needs to begin healing from within. This is when the actual torn tissue or damaged joint needs to be focused on. Postoperative physical therapy helps the corrected tissues, tendons, and muscles recover efficiently for full recovery and strength. This therapy process consists of:

  • Reduce the recovery period

  • Return strength to pre-injury levels 

  • Alleviate pain

  • Strategies for pain reduction including modalities such as ice, heat, and electrical stimulation

  • Manual therapy techniques

  • Flexibility exercises to improve range of motion

  • Exercises to strengthen muscles

  • Posture, balance, and coordination training

  • Gait analysis and training

  • Self-care training

  • Home exercise instruction



The recovery process is where it's one of the hardest things to process. It takes time and diligence while caring for it. Following the surgery, the physical therapy program chosen will be customized and catered to personal needs. This program will keep in check the severity of the injury, details of the procedure, and assessment of the range of motion and strength level. Therapy is often divided into distinct phases. The principal comes following a medical procedure when the body part might be immobilized while agony and expanding die down. At that point comes a progression of logically provoking activities to reestablish the scope of movement, solidness, and strength. The last objective is to restore the patient to a pre-physical issue movement level.

What can we do to help?


At United Rehab Physical Therapy, we are here to use innovative ideas, research, and care to improve the quality of care and wellness for our patients. Our highly trained professionals are here to accelerate your recovery and rehab time. The way to recuperation doesn't need to stand by until after a medical procedure. Indeed, two parts of the care experience basic to accomplishing an effective recuperation are pre-and post-usable recovery.

All our treatments are individualized and provide one on one support for better functioning; we believe that pre & post-surgical physical therapy are both equally important. We offer services such as:


  • Spinal surgeries (Spinal Fusion, Discectomy, Disc Replacement, Laminectomy, etc.)

  • Total joint replacement (Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Ankle, Fingers & toes)

  • Ligament repairs (Shoulder, Knee, Wrist, Elbow, Hip, Ankle, etc.,.)

  • Ligament reconstruction (ACL, PCL, Ankle, etc.)

  • Hand surgeries (Carpal tunnel, joint replacement, tendon repairs, etc.)

  • Arthroscopic surgeries (Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Wrist, Ankle, etc.)

  • Corrective surgeries (Scoliosis, Foot & Ankle, others)

  • Foot surgeries (Fusions, Bunion surgery & other)

  • Traumatic surgeries (ORIF, IM nailing & other)


Contact Us


Whether it is a massive or minimal surgical procedure, the United Rehab Physical Therapy will always welcome you and new patients to get the best physical therapy in Ronkonkoma. Our professionals are always prepared to guarantee wellness and health whenever you need it. For more information, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment or take a look at the United Rehab PT website to seek what is best for you. We are here to focus on providing quality, consistent and compassionate non-invasive physical therapy in Ronkonkoma. 

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