Post-Surgical PT

After surgery, you want to get back to your life as quickly as possible. However, many surgeries will leave you laid up for days, weeks, or months, and it can be hard to feel like yourself again, especially when you’re still dealing with pain from your injury or your surgery. At AICA Orthopedics, we provide state-of-the-art post-surgical physical therapy. Whether you’ve been in a car accident, suffered an injury, or needed surgery for another reason, we can help speed up your recovery and bring about better healing and more complete health with our post-surgical PT services.

Benefits of Post-Surgical PT

Your body goes through a lot during and after surgery, and our goal is to help you regain strength, range of motion, mobility, and more with our post-surgical physical therapy. We will have you do exercises to help build and strengthen your muscles, particularly those around the joints or areas of surgery, and we utilize physical therapy treatments that will help your bones and soft tissues rebuild and rejuvenate. Being active with physical therapy will help increase circulation after surgery, which brings about faster and more effective healing, and can help minimize medical complications associated with post-surgical immobility. Physical therapy after surgery will help you improve your balance and mobility once again, allowing you to get back to your normal life much faster.

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Our Comprehensive Care Makes Post-Surgical PT More Effective

Our entire staff works together to provide the most comprehensive medical care available in Atlanta. This means that our chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopedists, neurosurgeons, and more collaborate to offer the best care to all of our patients. They work together to create personalized care plans, and they discuss patients’ needs as they transition between different doctors and different stages of their recovery. This means that your surgeon and your physical therapist are working together to ensure you’re getting the best post-surgical PT for you and your particular circumstance, which leads to better treatment and more effective healing. Additionally, we have some of the best imaging technology available today so that we can monitor your progress and ensure our treatments are appropriate and effective throughout the entirety of your recovery.

Specialists Utilize Imaging Tools to Monitor Recovery

MRI

Orthopedic surgeons will order one to two MRI scans after surgery. The first MRI scan, a few days after a medical procedure will help orthopedic specialists examine and assess the injury post-surgery to see if the problem has been corrected. An MRI scan a few weeks after your surgery can show how your injury is healing. Physical therapists can also benefit from the use of MRI scans. Post-surgery scan can show scar tissue build up or other issues that physical therapists can work with you to address to improve balance and range of motion for faster healing time.

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CT Scan

CT scans take multiple images from various angles to view the source of musculoskeletal pain or injury. Post-surgical CT scans can again give orthopedic surgeons a clear image of the initial problem to see how it is healing after surgery. Physical therapists use CT scans combined with a physical assessment of symptoms to form a post-surgical treatment plan that is most effective for treating your injury. The goal of physical therapy post-surgery is to get your joints and muscles stronger for a quicker recovery and complete healing.

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X-Ray

X-Rays work much like CT scans except that they only provide an image from one angle. However, for more routine surgeries, a CT scan from various angles may not be necessary and an X-ray can suffice. Physical therapists can glean the information they need to provide a treatment plan from an X-Ray as they can a CT scan. If for some reason physical therapy isn’t working as expected, then a physical therapist may suggest a more detailed CT scan or MRI to see if there is another problem that needs to be treated as well.

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Nerve Testing

In the same way other imaging technology is used, EMG and NCV testing after surgery can provide an assessment for ensuring that the surgery went as planned and addressed the root cause of your previous nerve pain or dysfunction. After any kind of surgery, physical therapists will want to help you continue to improve your range of motion and overall function so that you can be back on your feet as soon as possible.

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With the use of high tech imaging services at AICA Orthopedics, your orthopedic specialist is better able to perform your surgery and your physical therapist is more equipped to provide the necessary treatment program post surgery to help you heal as quickly as possible. You can trust that physical therapists at AICA Orthopedics provide the best in care for the best possible outcome after any and all surgical procedures.

The Best Post-Surgical PT at AICA Orthopedics

We want you to feel your best as quickly as possible, even after a serious or invasive surgery. Our team of specialists will work together and with you to ensure you are getting continuous care that is perfect for you and your particular circumstance. Whether you need very basic post-surgical PT, such as simple stretches and minor exercises, or if you need more intensive post-surgical physical therapy, such as joint manipulation and cardiovascular training, we can help. Our licensed physical therapists will work with all your other doctors and specialists so that you get the most comprehensive care and the most complete recovery possible. We care about your health and healing and want to help you recover as quickly as possible with post-surgical PT services and all-inclusive medical treatment.

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