Post Surgical Rehabilitation

Life after surgery

Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, life doesn't immediately return to normal following surgery.

You may need some time to recover after either a routine procedure or a catastrophic auto accident before you can resume your normal activities.

Rehabilitation after surgery:

Rehabilitation following surgery can significantly hasten your recovery and guarantee the effectiveness of the procedure.

Physical therapy (PT) aids patients in regaining strength, mobility, and confidence after surgery and plays a significant role in the post-operative rehabilitation process. Stretches, exercises, hands-on therapy, and other modalities are among the approaches it uses to target particular body parts.

Let's examine how physical therapy can be helpful and what else you ought to think about.

What is Post Surgical Rehabilitation?

In order to restore muscular strength and joint function, minimize respiratory and circulatory issues, boost mobility, and give the patient the confidence to live a full life once more, post-surgery rehabilitation is a particularly planned program.

The main method for achieving these objectives is physical therapy, which you can learn more about here. But other medical specialists also contribute.

It's important to remember that recovery from surgery can take a very long time—anywhere from a few months to a full year—and is not a quick fix. The length of each program is determined by the surgery and its results.

Types of surgical procedures

The most typical operations that benefit from post-operative rehabilitation include:

  • Orthopaedic (bone, joint, and muscles)

  • Hip Replacements

  • Knee Replacements

  • ACL reconstructions

  • Gynecological and obstetrical (postnatal, hysterectomy, etc.)

  • Neurological and spinal (disc repairs and replacements, brain surgery, spinal)

  • thoracic and abdominal ( lungs, heart, liver, gastrointestinal system, and other organs)

  • Breast (resections and reconstructions) (resections and reconstructions)

  • Urological (bladder and prostate) (bladder and prostate)

Initial Rehabilitation Steps at Hospital

The first steps in rehabilitation at the hospital are:

  1. Movement assistance, which includes helping and instructing you on how to move properly and how to utilise mobility aids like crutches, among other things.

  2. Splints and slings: splint or sling fitting and guidance on how to do it yourself.

  3. Exercises for breathing: You will receive advice on how to breathe properly to prevent vascular and respiratory problems.

  4. Follow-up rehabilitation advice: Your doctors will outline the treatment plan and discuss what to expect in the following weeks and months (or recommend another professional).

  5. Advice for discharge: You will be told of any tools and equipment you will require for your rehabilitation at home.

  6. Exercises: If you're in optimal level, you mighpracticespecific exercises that you can later practise at home.

Post-Surgery Outpatient Rehabilitation

Strength training of your muscles

When you leave the hospital, you can visit your consultant Physical therapist at IMC for your future rehabilitation program. The road to recovery starts here.

A personalized therapy plan will be developed by your consultant therapist keeping in mind the philosophy of the surgeon to aid with your recovery and enhance your strength, coordination, and range of motion. The ultimate goal of this is for you to return to your regular activities as much as possible, find employment, and lead a happy life.

The possible therapy techniques are:

  • Therapeutic Interventions

  • Sensorimotor training

  • Mobilisation

  • Strength training

  • Flexibility training

  • Endurance Program

  • Supervised home exercises that are supervised

  • Laser therapy

  • Application of electrotherapeutic modalities

Benefits of Post surgery Rehab

Rehab following surgery benefits include:

  • Manage your discomfort and pain.

  • Get your independence back.

  • muscular strengthening and stretching

  • Boost the blood flow and improve range of motion

  • Boost lung capacity and avoid chest infections

  • Get back to your regular everyday routine

  • Regain your confidence and lessen any nervousness.

  • Boost comfort while decreasing the chance of pressure sores

Schedule your Appointment now!!

If you want to optimize your surgical outcomes and want maximum relief after surgery, book your appointment now to our Consultant Physical Therapist Prof. Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Asim and avail remarkable consultation services.