Pre-surgical rehabilitation also referred to as “pre-hab”, is becoming an increasingly recommended practice by surgeons, as it can improve the outcomes for their patients. Studies have shown that beginning physical therapy a month or so before surgery can significantly speed up your recovery time. It is no secret that the preparation for surgery can leave you feeling anxious, but a pre-hab program may be able to put your mind at ease. A pre-surgical rehabilitation plan will help you get physically and mentally prepared for your upcoming procedure.
Pre-hab helps improve strength and promote pain relief before surgery, as it prepares your body for the procedure. It can also help you prepare mentally, by encouraging an overall sense of well-being. Pre-hab helps to improve your range of motion and patterns of movement with exercises that you can perform before and after your surgery, in order to speed up your recovery time. In general, physical therapy will assist you in improving your physical health and promoting general wellness.
The goals of “pre-hab” are pain reduction, improves outcomes, reduces complications, increases stamina, shortens recovery and offers the possibility of avoiding surgery.
If you are planning on having surgery, contact Vineyard Complementary Medicine today to speak with one of our qualified team members. We are dedicated to providing you with the best treatment options available. For the best results, it’s important to get started as soon as possible. Schedule your appointment today at our Edgartown, MA office to prepare for an easier procedure and recovery period.