Physical therapy may be indicated prior to surgery to maximize joint motion and overall strength and endurance that will assist you in a more speedy recovery post-operatively. Post-operatively, you will be seen by a therapist as soon as it is prescribed by the physician. Treatment goals will be to minimize the adverse effects of the surgery such as pain and swelling as well as to restore normal movement, flexibility and function. Some of the more common post surgerical diagnosis treated in our clinic are:
Total Joint Replacements
This is a surgery in which the worn surfaces of the joint are removed and replaced with a new metal surface. Rehab starts within a few hours after surgery and continue for the next 3 months or longer. You will learn how to use your new joint and return to normal activities.
Open Reduction, Internal Fixation of Fractures
Often abbreviated as ORIF, this is a method of surgically repairing a fractured bone. Generally this involves either the use of plates and screws or an intramedullary rod to stabilize the bone.
Ligament or Tendon Reconstructions or Repairs
A surgical procedure to correct damaged or torn tendons. Most common examples would be Rotator Cuff Repair and Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction.
Low Back and Cervical Surgeries
Take first step to recovery by calling Northern Rhode Island’s Physical Therapy’s Greenville, RI, office (401) 949-0380 or the Lincoln, RI office, (401) 333-3211