Finding great pre-surgical rehab in Creve Coeur, Missouri

Pre-Op Rehab in Creve Coeur, MO

You may already know that surgery is a risky procedure that requires a lot of recovery time, but did you know that you can see a physical therapist beforehand for a treatment to reduce your recovery time?

The physical therapists at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy offer pre-surgical rehabilitation to help people prepare their bodies for surgery. If you have an upcoming operation, you should check this out.

What is pre-surgical rehabilitation and how does it help?

Surgery is a traumatic experience that can take a toll on your muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons and joints. These are the areas that physical therapists specialize in treating.

Pre-surgical rehabilitation uses physical therapy treatment methods to help prepare the body for surgery by:

  • Reducing your pain — Surgery can weaken your body and make it difficult to support itself, which puts pressure on the injured areas and causes more pain. Strengthening and stretching the muscles with physical therapy can improve your body’s ability to support itself and help reduce this pressure, which helps reduce pain.

  • Improving your mobility — Surgery can take away your ability to move around properly or perform certain activities on your own, like getting dressed or using the restroom. Pre-surgical rehab can improve your strength, balance, coordination and flexibility, so you can be better able to do these activities without assistance.

  • Boosting your recovery speed — People who have pre-surgical rehab before an operation tend to have shorter hospital stays than those who do not.

The physical therapists at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy develop personalized pre-surgical rehab treatments for each of our patients because we understand that each person has unique needs. Depending on your surgery, age, medical history and other relevant factors, your pre-surgical rehab may include:

  • Hands-on therapy
  • Massage
  • Stretches and exercises
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound and more

Schedule pre-surgical rehabilitation at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy in Creve Coeur, Missouri

Do you have an upcoming surgery? Would you like to explore your options for optimal recovery? Contact us today to speak with a physical therapist about pre-surgical rehab and how it can help reduce your pain and improve your recovery experience.

Our Creve Coeur location:

713 N. New Ballas Road

Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141

Excel Sports and 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.