Pre & Post Surgical Rehabilitation

No matter where you are in your treatment – before or after surgery – Optimum Wellness Centers is equipped to serve all your physical therapy needs.

Pre-operative Care

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Research shows pre-operative physical therapy intervention can improve surgical outcomes. In addition, patients also report reduced anxiety. Pre-operative care includes:

  • Education about the mechanics of what’s wrong, how the procedure will fix it, and what to expect for recovery time.

  • Evaluation of range of motion (ROM). Pre-surgical ROM is a good indicator for following postsurgical progress.

  • Comprehensive strength, balance, and gait assessment.

  • Physical exercises prescribed to strengthen areas most likely to promote optimum physical rehabilitation post-surgery.

  • Familiarize and practice the variety of exercises you will most likely use to restore function and range of motion post-surgery.

  • Prepare for lifestyle changes and assistive devices needed during recovery.

Post-operative Care

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Post-operative rehabilitation helps restore function with activities of daily living and work. The benefits of post-operative rehabilitation include:

  • Control pain and edema.

  • Regain strength and range of motion.

  • Improve flexibility.

  • Increase cardiovascular and musculoskeletal endurance

  • Restore balance and improve gait.

  • Use of least restrictive assistive device.

  • Return to daily activities and work tasks.

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Increasing your speed of recovery and reducing pain from orthopedic procedures starts with physical therapy BEFORE surgery.

No matter where you are in your treatment – before or after surgery – Optimum Wellness Centers is equipped to serve all your physical therapy needs.


Historically, physical therapy has been emphasized as a post-surgical rehabilitation activity. But today we know that PT intervention before most procedures can:

  • Speed recovery.
  • Reduce pain.
  • Help manage anxiety.
  • Improve outcomes.

In addition, engaging your therapist for prehab leads to an easier transition into your post-procedure rehabilitation care. That’s why Optimum Wellness Centers recommends starting your physical therapy as far in advance of your procedure as possible.

To help you get started, Optimum Wellness Centers offers a free Pre-Surgical Readiness Screening (in-clinic or telehealth) along with our Patient’s Guide. Request your copy today!

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Learn more about the Optimum Wellness Centers Pre-Surgical Readiness Assessment with our free guide.