Why you need pre-surgical rehab in St. Peters, Missouri

St. Peters, MO Pre-Op Rehab

Sometimes, chronic pain or an injury cannot be treated by noninvasive treatments alone. In these cases, surgery may be the best or only choice for treatment.

Surgery is usually the last choice for treatment, though, because it comes with many risks and requires a lot of time for recovery. If you have an upcoming surgery, you should consider physical therapy.

You may be familiar with physical therapy as a treatment for an injury or pain or as a treatment for helping you after surgery, but did you know it can help you prepare for surgery as much as six weeks in advance?

Pre-surgical rehab from physical therapists, like those at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy in St. Peters, Missouri, can help your body stay strong and fit to improve your ability to recover after surgery.

What is pre-surgical rehabilitation?

Pre-surgical rehabilitation is a program offered by physical therapists that helps strengthen and stretch the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the areas of your body that will be affected most by your surgery.

At Excel Sports and Physical Therapy, each treatment is customized to the needs of the patient, though you can generally expect your treatment to include:

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

Treatments like these can help your body prepare for surgery by:

  • Reducing your pain — Physical therapy exercises can help make the body more fit enough to support itself and reduce pressure off of the sensitive areas after surgery. Exercise also helps improve your blood flow to get oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the areas of your body in need, which helps promote healing and reduce pain.

  • Improving your mobility — Pre-surgical rehab can improve your flexibility, balance and coordination, so that after surgery you are better able to move around and accomplish certain tasks on your own.

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

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

Are you getting ready to have surgery? Would you like to talk to a physical therapist to find out how you may have a better recovery after surgery? Contact us today to schedule an appointment and find out how we can help you.

Our St. Peters Mexico Road location:

4800 Mexico Road

Suite 104

St. Peters, Missouri 63376

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.