Physical therapy before surgery for patients in Franklin, WI

Physical Therapy Before Surgery

Beginning a physical therapy program before undergoing a surgical procedure, also known as “prehab,” can come with a number of benefits. While physical therapy is a crucial part of the recovery process for any surgical procedure, starting it during the preoperative phase can help develop strength and mobility that makes rehabilitation easier. 

What’s more, you’ll also be established with a therapist you know and who understands your condition and treatment goals. This can help the recovery process go even smoother. If you’re a patient in Franklin, Wisconsin, who is planning to undergo surgery, Franklin Rehabilitation is here to help. 

Please take a moment to read the following guide to physical therapy before surgery to better understand the advantages we can offer. If you’d like to learn more about treatment programs, or if you just have questions, feel free to call us. 

Beginning a physical therapy program before surgery

When you first meet with a therapist for an initial appointment, it’s important for him or her to get to understand your condition and medical history in addition to the procedure you’ve been recommended to undergo. From there, your therapist can start to create a treatment plan with the right combination of methods to prepare you for surgery and the recovery period. This can consist of: 

  • Hands-on therapies and stretches to mobilize joints and soft tissue
  • Targeted strengthening exercises to better support the surgical area
  • Post-operative planning and forming treatment goals
  • Posture and movement training to prepare you for rehabilitation

No matter where you’re having the surgery performed, it’s important to choose a physical therapy location that is convenient for you and has a staff that makes you feel comfortable.

Physical therapy before and after surgery — right in Franklin, WI

At Franklin Rehabilitation, our highly trained and highly compassionate team will be there with you every step of the way. We have two state-of-the-art clinics in Franklin where we provide personalized, patient-centered care. 

Want to learn more about how we can help? Contact us today and schedule your initial appointment.