Recovering From Surgery?
Exceptional physical therapy starts HERE!
Utilizing Motus PT’s telehealth physical therapy after surgery helps you…
Manage your pain
Restore your function
Regain your LIFE!
Anywhere in California...and from the comfort of your home!
Let Darlene help you get back on your feet…and back to what
“As a 78er, I had a hip replaced a couple of years ago, and not only did Darlene recommend the best surgeon in LA, but she prepared me for the surgery, gently got me moving quickly, and continues to guide me and my body through balance movements and strengthening exercises — ALL IN THE COMFORT OF MY OWN HOME via the magic of TELEHEALTH!”
A new hip?
A shoulder tendon repair?
But what does post-surgical rehabilitation LOOK LIKE?
With Motus PT, at-home physical therapy after surgery focuses on:
Managing your pain
Modifying daily activities
Safely increasing strength and mobility
Providing information about your specific surgery, the body’s response, and expected recovery time
Setting achievable, functional goals that matter to YOU
Integrating positive mindset
Problem-solving unexpected challenges
Instructing in safe, proper use of equipment, such as walkers & canes
Developing an individualized exercise program to return to optimal physical function.
Determining additional in-home equipment needs
After surgery, life looks different.
Maybe you can’t move around as easily.
Quite possibly you haven’t been cleared by your doctor to return to driving.
Perhaps “easy” daily activities aren’t easy anymore.
That’s completely normal!
But it won’t be like that forever…
Especially when you follow a comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation plan to reach your goals…and regain your life!
Andthat’s Darlene’s superpower!
Why Do I Need Rehab After Surgery?
“Rehab can speed your recovery no matter what kind of operation you’ve had, be it a joint replacement, heart surgery, or a procedure to treat cancer.”¹
And who doesn’t want a speedy recovery?
Check out all the ways physical therapy after surgery can speed your recovery in this great article from WebMD:
Then book a free consultation with Darlene to find out exactly how she can help you get back on your feet…fast!
Worried about post-surgical mistakes that might slow your recovery?
Darlene guides your physical therapy after surgery so you are back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Equally important, Darlene helps you avoid common, preventable mistakes that can slow healing and put you at risk for further illness or injury.
According to WebMD², these 8 mistakes after surgery slow recovery:
Doing too much, too soon
Staying in bed
Not taking your medications as prescribed
Not getting enough food or drink
Going back to work too soon
Driving before you’re ready
Quitting your breathing exercises
Avoid these potentially dangerous setbacks!
Your health is important, especially after surgery.
Your body needs extra time to heal, but sometimes it can be difficult to determine what’s “too much” and what’s “not enough” when approaching your rehabilitation and activity goals.
Working with Motus PT takes the “guesswork” out of your recovery. Darlene is dedicated to helping you fully understand what to do—and NOT to do—to speed healing, avoid post-surgical complications, and stay safe at home while recovering.
Don’t walk the road to recovery alone—let Darlene help you stay on the fast and safe track to healing!
“I had a meniscal repair surgery and three months later a Cortisone injection from my doctor, but I still couldn’t even straighten my knee completely. I was struggling with pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. Yet, my doctor never recommended PT. Why??? After just a few sessions with Darlene, I noticed significant improvements. She taught me how to manage my pain, control my swelling, and strengthen safely. I went from barely tolerating a 10-15 minute walk to walking 1 hour like I was doing daily prior to surgery… now pain-free! I attribute the success of my surgery to Darlene.”
Ready to work with a highly skilled physical therapist who is as dedicated to your post-surgical rehabilitation and recovery as you are?
Schedule a telehealth physical therapy appointment with Darlene TODAY!
FAQ’s for Orthopedic and Post Surgical Rehab:
Surgery can be a daunting prospect and the physical pain after is just one of the many issues people may face. One way to manage your pain afterwards is with physical therapy. PTs specialize in restoring movement and reducing impairments caused by the surgery through specific exercises and modalities. Working with them can help you regain strength and speed up the healing process as well as prevent any long-term movement difficulties. Additionally, physical therapists can guide you in other methods of pain management such as relaxation techniques and breathing exercises that help reduce post-surgical pain and get you back doing all the activities that you love to do!
After any surgery, it is important to safely get back into physical activity and movement. It may feel daunting to begin physical therapy, but physical therapists are uniquely qualified to work with your impairments and help you set goals so that you can get back in motion. Depending on the type of surgery, physical therapists can accommodate everything from simple exercises to strength training or even sports conditioning. They can also create a routine of activities that fit your lifestyle, physical limitations, and target areas of need. With the right plan in place, physical activity can be enjoyable and provide significant benefits that leave you feeling stronger and healthier than before surgery.
Maintaining physical strength after surgery can be a delicate process, especially while the body is still healing. It is important to remember that physical therapy and specific exercises are key to helping the body regain strength and build back up safely. Depending on individual impairments post-surgery, physical therapists may suggest low-impact activities like elliptical, biking or stretching protocols, along with more movement-based exercises. Certain movements must be done slowly due to healing tissue, however doing them regularly and progressing them as appropriate will help you get stronger without running into prolonged pain or stress. It is important not to overextend oneself when getting stronger post-surgery, as this can cause further aggravation of the injury and postpone healing time. Being conscious of using proper movement patterns and resistance levels will ensure safe recovery of your physical strength and mobility after surgery.
Rehabilitation is designed to help the body return to its former movement capabilities and beyond! Rehab with a physical therapist is essential for optimal recovering post-surgery. Through PT exercises and movement, rehab programs allow patients to safely use their muscles and joints to reduce pain and decrease swelling while helping the individual regain mobility. Without proper physical rehabilitation, the body may not heal correctly or regain strength as it should. As impairments can vary immensely depending on surgery type and/or pre-existing conditions, undergoing a personalized rehab program with a physical therapist will support the most ideal healing and boost overall recovery success.