Springs Physical Therapy
Negassi Seyoum, DPT
Physical Therapist located in Silver Spring, MD
Recovering from surgery can be physically challenging, especially if you need to rebuild strength or prevent muscle atrophy or scarring. At Springs Physical Therapy in Silver Spring, Maryland, Negassi Seyoum, DPT, and his team provide customized post-surgery rehabilitation services to help you get back to your regular activities quickly and safely. Call Springs Physical Therapy or request an appointment online to learn how the team can help you.
Post Surgery Rehabilitation Q & A
What is post-surgery rehabilitation?
Post-surgery rehabilitation is a customized program of physical therapy and other approaches to help you recover from surgery quickly and safely. Dr. Seyoum and his team at Springs Physical Therapy offer post-surgery rehabilitation to help you recover from operations, including:
- Disc fusion
- Total knee replacement
- ACL surgeries
- Rotator cuff repair surgery
Post-surgery rehabilitation helps you maintain and build the strength, flexibility, and range of motion that allows you to care for yourself and live independently.
Why would I need post-surgery rehabilitation?
While surgery is often necessary to repair your body, it’s physically traumatic to your muscles, bones, and connective tissue. Your muscles and connective tissue can get tight, weak, or develop scar tissue. As a result, you may experience pain, stiffness, and a reduced range of motion.
Physical therapy during your recovery helps keep your muscles supple and maintains strength. As you recover, your therapist can adjust your program to restore or enhance your strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
For example, if you’re an athlete and sustain a sports injury that requires surgical repair, post-surgery rehabilitation can help accelerate your recovery safely, so you can get back to training and competing. Additionally, rehab can help you reduce your risk of future injuries by not only working on your injury and surgical site but also by improving the surrounding muscles and tissues for enhanced support.
What should I expect during post-surgery rehabilitation?
During your post-surgery rehabilitation sessions, you and your physical therapists work to support your recovery. They create a customized program to address your specific needs, which may include:
- Therapeutic exercises and stretches
- Manual therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Mechanical traction
- Shock wave therapy
- Dry needling
Your therapist might also help you relearn how to walk, balance, or perform other tasks and motions.
One of the many benefits of post-surgery rehabilitation is that as you rebuild your strength and flexibility, any lingering discomfort often subsides. Additionally, rehab can reduce the amount of time you need to take medication to manage pain.
If you’ve recently had surgery or you have surgery scheduled, call Springs Physical Therapy or request an appointment online to learn more about post-surgery physical therapy and how the team can help you recover.