Physical therapy after surgery for patients in Franklin, WI

Physical Therapy After Surgery

No matter what type of procedure you have performed on you, surgery is a highly invasive form of treatment that generally requires a long recovery process. To ensure that the body heals properly and full functioning is restored, the post-surgical period should always involve some form of physical therapy. Even after being discharged from the hospital, the post-operative process can continue on for weeks or months, which often means continuing to see a physical therapist. 

If you’re a resident in southeast Wisconsin seeking physical therapy after surgery, Franklin Rehabilitation is here to help. We believe that patient education is an essential part of the treatment process for any condition, including post-surgical recovery. As you read the following helpful guide, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have or help you learn more about the full range of our treatment options. 

What to expect when receiving physical therapy after surgery

When you meet with a physical therapist to receive post-operative care for the first time, here is what your session will generally consist of: 

  • A review of your medical and treatment history, including an overview of the procedure you have had performed
  • Questions about your current pain level and your progress in performing normal activities
  • Examination of the surgical site and surrounding areas to assess your current state of health
  • Movement, range-of-motion, strength and posture tests to determine your current state of functioning

From there, you and your therapist can work together to develop a post-surgical recovery plan that is designed to assist the body’s natural healing process and help you achieve your treatment goals. Typical methods of treatment include therapeutic exercise to strengthen surrounding muscles and increase range of motion as well as manual therapy to mobilize soft tissue and increase blood flow to the area. 

Franklin Rehabilitation is your post-surgical partner in Franklin, WI

With two clinics located right in town for your convenience, Franklin Rehabilitation offers compassionate, expert care to help you get back to the quality of life you deserve and increase your chances of a positive surgical outcome. We’re committed to working closely with you and your surgical team to provide continuity of care that takes an individualized approach with patients. 

To learn more and schedule your initial appointment, contact us today.