Benefits of Pre-surgical Physical Therapy in Warrenton, MO

Benefits of Pre-surgical Physical Therapy

Most people try to avoid surgery in preference of less invasive treatments because surgery comes with more risks and a longer and more challenging recovery time. While recovering from surgery, it can be difficult to do tasks like walking or getting dressed without help from others.

However, sometimes surgery is unavoidable. In these cases, you’ll want to be as prepared as possible before your surgery to experience a better outcome afterward. That’s why many people choose to visit physical therapists before their surgery.

Why you should see a physical therapist for pre-surgical rehabilitation

Physical therapists are healthcare professionals who specialize in treating the musculoskeletal system of the human body. This includes your muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones and joints. You can benefit from a physical therapist treating these areas of your body to help prepare you for an upcoming surgery.

At Excel Sports Physical Therapy in Warrenton, Missouri, our physical therapists work with individuals to develop pre-surgical rehab treatments that focus on the areas that will be impacted most by the surgery. Many of these treatments aim to strengthen and stretch the muscles, ligaments and tendons in these areas to help the body be fit for a better recovery.

Pre-surgical rehab with physical therapy helps provide:

  • Better recovery rates — People who undergo pre-surgical rehab before their surgery tend to recover much faster than people who do not.
  • Decreased pain after surgery — Stronger and more flexible muscles, ligaments and tendons help support your body after the surgery. This can help keep pressure off of sensitive areas.
  • Improved mobility after surgery — It’s hard to accomplish tasks on your own after surgery due to limited mobility, but pre-surgical rehab can help you retain some of this mobility so you can remain independent during recovery.

Schedule pre-surgical rehabilitation at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy in Warrenton, MO

Do you have a surgery coming up that you would like help for in preparation? Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discover how pre-surgical rehab can help you. We can also talk to you about post-surgical rehab, which further assists your recovery after your surgery.

Our Warrenton location:

605 E. Main St. Suite 3
Warrenton, MO 63383

Excel Physical Therapy serves patients from multiple locations in the St. Louis area. Please, visit our locations page to discover other clinics that may be more convenient for you.