Post-Surgical Rehabilitation Chicago, Beverly, Bridgeport, Glenview, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, IL

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Nevels K.

After hip replacement surgery, I went to Sports and Ortho for Physical therapy. I must say the staff worked me hard, but they did a great job in assisting me back to normal day to day living. Still unable to run or tie my shoe yet, but that takes a little more time.

Ray R.

Starting therapy I wasn't able to extend my left arm straight or reach my left arm behind my back. Had left elbow and shoulder surgery. Now I have full range of motion thanks to Travis, Christy, Dana, CJ, Pam, Lauren and Tim. Staff was excellent, and I can see why medical recommended this ortho office.

Margaret M.

Knee replacement - I can now walk again! Staff was very kind and efficient. Pam kept our spirits up while being strict. Lauren was very nice and encouraging.

Jeff M.

I came to Sports and Ortho after surgery on my shoulder with limited movement and strength in my arm. With several sessions, I know have much better motion and strength.

William H.

I was referred to the facility by a close friend and neighbor who spoke very highly of his experience. I needed rehab after total replacement of my left hip. My experience has been excellent. Most importantly, effective in getting back to normal.

William S.

My knee was in pain before surgery. Christy showed me very helpful stretching techniques before surgery and after. Christy and the rest of the staff are outstanding.

Claudette P.

My experience at Sports & Ortho has been not only a successful experience but also a very inspirational one. Christy and her assistants not only showed me tools I needed in order to reach my recovery but they gave me confidence I needed to get there.

Jeanette M.

I was nervous returning to duty after my C-section and the staff reassured me and worked with me and made me make my goals.

Find the Relief You Need After Your Procedure with Post-Surgical Rehab

Ready to Get Back to Your Normal Life? Post-Surgical Rehab Can Help

If you have a surgical procedure coming up, it is normal to be a bit nervous when planning for the surgery and wondering how quickly you’ll be able to recover.

Fortunately, knowing you have a post-surgical physical therapy plan set beforehand can help ease some of your stress.

Are you looking to recover from your surgery as quickly as possible? Of course, you are! Contact Sports & Ortho Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine today to consult with one of our dedicated Beverly, Bridgeport, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, Glenview, Evanston, & Oak Lawn physical therapists. They will create a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs so you can get back to your life faster!

What will a post-surgical rehab plan look like?

Our Beverly, Bridgeport, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, Glenview, Evanston, & Oak Lawn physical therapists will create a treatment plan that will include targeted stretches and exercises to help you recover and get back to your normal daily life. Whatever you may need surgery for, Sports & Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine can help you get to your optimum levels of function afterward.

While your physician may recommend pain management drugs, physical therapy has been known to relieve pain without the need for them.

Pain-killing drugs mask the pain while physical therapy resolves the issue where it’s originating. This is achieved with specialized methods, techniques, and modalities, such as ultrasound, joint mobilizations, laser therapy, electrical stimulation, and home exercise programs.

The days and weeks following a surgical procedure may result in physical limitations. Your physical therapist can advise you on ways to accommodate for such limitations, such as how to go up and down the stairs, put on clothes, or get in and out of a car.

This can be done with the assistance of adaptive tools to compensate for reduced movement. By making these accommodations, you will be able to move around comfortably while also working to restore the normal range of movement in your body.

Our Beverly, Bridgeport, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, Glenview, Evanston, & Oak Lawn physical therapists are dedicated to making sure you are living a healthy life, even after your post-surgical rehab treatments are over.

Because of this, part of your treatment plan will also include education on any lifestyle and/or nutritional changes you can make in order to optimize your long-term health, avoid injuring yourself and avoid the need for additional surgeries in the future.

Are you in need of any of these surgical procedures?

When conservative treatment options for an injury or health condition fail to provide effective relief, many physicians will recommend surgical correction.

Some common conditions that may lead to surgery include, but are not limited to:

  • Heart surgery – ablations, stent placements, cardiac pacemakers, etc.
  • Total hip replacements.
  • Full or partial knee replacements.
  • Rotator cuff tears.
  • ACL, MCL, and/or meniscus repairs.

The impact of these surgeries on your body should not be understated. Most surgeries incur at least some degree of pain, inflammation, mobility limitations, and swelling. To complicate matters, you likely were already experiencing pain and dysfunction prior to your operation!

To accommodate healing tissues and/or to avoid recurring dysfunction, it is likely that you will have to learn how to do certain things all over again, like walking and getting dressed.

Our Beverly, Bridgeport, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, Glenview, Evanston, & Oak Lawn physical therapists can teach you how to perform tasks safely while following critical post-operative guidelines. These guidelines are often outlined by your surgeon and could include hip precautions, sternal precautions, spine precautions, non-weight bearing, etc.

How else will I benefit from post-surgical rehab?

Individualized post-surgical rehab with a physical therapist not only minimizes your pain and accelerates your rate of healing, but it can also reduce the chances of post-operative complications, including infections, bleeding, blood clots, muscle weakness, scar tissue, decreased function, and other factors that can negatively impact your long-term health.

Both pre- and post-surgical rehab are essential elements of successful outcomes. Any type of surgery can be considered a form of trauma and can affect the body differently.

Even minor and uncomplicated surgical procedures can have a major impact on your health. Because of this, post-surgical rehab with a Beverly, Bridgeport, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, Glenview, Evanston, & Oak Lawn physical therapist is especially important, in order to make sure everything goes smoothly after your operation is done.

Another critical reason for selecting post-surgical physical therapy is its ability to help you reduce or completely avoid prescription painkillers, including opioids.

An opioid epidemic is currently gripping the country and impacting every socioeconomic class. According to the CDC, an estimated 115 people every day die from opioid overdose, and upwards of 29% of people prescribed opioids will end up misusing these dangerous drugs.

For this reason, the CDC advises people to choose physical therapy over prescription painkillers whenever possible.

Ready to reclaim your life?

If you are planning on having a surgical operation in the near future, don’t wait to set up your post-surgical rehab plan with Sports & Ortho Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine at Chicago, Beverly, Bridgeport, Glenview, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, IL.

We’ll provide you with everything you need to get back to your life as quickly and easily as possible!