Why surgery patients in St. Louis need pre-surgical rehab

St. Louis, MO Pre-Op Rehab

If you’ve been hurt or if you suffer from a debilitating condition, you probably prefer non-surgical options to help treat your pain, such as physical therapy or medicine. However, sometimes surgery is the only option for treatment. In these cases, you should still look into physical therapy.

Surgery is hard on your body and comes with many risks and a long recovery time. At Excel Sports and Physical Therapy in St. Louis, Missouri, physical therapy can make your surgery experience better with pre-surgical rehabilitation.

How does pre-surgical rehabilitation help surgery patients?

Physical therapists are licensed healthcare professionals who specialize in treating injuries and conditions that affect your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. These are all areas that can be affected by surgery.

Pre-surgical rehab focuses on treating these areas to help you prepare for surgery and:

  • Decrease your pain — Surgery is painful. Pre-surgical rehab can help reduce this pain by strengthening and stretching the muscles, ligaments and tendons. This helps provide support to reduce pressure from areas affected by surgery. Stretching and exercising also improve blood flow, which ensures more oxygen and nutrients get to the sensitive areas to help with healing and pain management.

  • Increase your mobility — Your surgery can take away your ability to move around or perform certain activities on your own during recovery. Pre-surgical rehab can improve your flexibility, balance and coordination to help you maintain your mobility and some level of independence while you recover.

  • Boost your recovery speed — Pre-surgical rehab is known to help people get out of the hospital faster than people who do not have pre-surgical rehab.

The team at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy values the individuality of each of our patients. That’s why each treatment is personalized to your unique needs. Depending on your type of surgery, your age, medical history and personal goals, your pre-surgical rehab may include:

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

Schedule pre-surgical rehabilitation at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy in St. Louis, Missouri

Come to visit Excel Sports and Physical Therapy in St. Louis at our Central West End clinic if you would like to talk to a physical therapist about pre-surgical rehab. Please contact us today if you’re ready to schedule an appointment and find out how we can help you.

Our Central West End location:

4625 Lindell Blvd.

Suite 510

St. Louis, Missouri 63108

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.