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Post-surgery Physical Therapy Exercises: An Essential Part of Your Recovery

Undergoing surgery can take a toll on your body, physically and mentally. One of the ways to help rebuild your strength and avoid further health complications is through post-surgery physical therapy exercises. With proper guidance from a licensed physical therapist, you can speed up your recovery, rebuild muscle strength and flexibility, and regain your body's overall functionality.


At HIDEF, we know that every individual's recovery journey is different, which is why we offer personalized post-surgery physical therapy programs tailored to your specific needs. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of post-surgery physical therapy exercises, the types of exercises you can perform, and why HIDEF is the best choice for your post-surgery recovery needs.


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1. Benefits of Post-Surgery Physical Therapy Exercises


Post-surgery physical therapy exercises offer numerous benefits throughout the recovery process. We help you rebuild your strength, minimize pain, improve your balance, and range of joint movement, and reduce your risk of developing further complications. Additionally, physical therapy exercises can also help relieve stress, anxiety, and discomfort that may come with surgery. Research has also shown that physical therapy exercises can boost patient outcomes and overall satisfaction with the recovery process.


Typically, most patients are seen 2-3 times per week for the start of rehab after surgery. Once you get further down the road to recovery we start to reduce the frequency and get you on a more robust gym or home workout program to compliment the program you are doing in clinic.


2. Types of Post-Surgery Physical Therapy Exercises


Post-surgery physical therapy exercises are based on the type of surgery you underwent, your recovery stage, and your overall physical health. Some of the exercises may include low impact aerobic exercises, strength training exercises, mobility exercises, and stretching exercises. These exercises are designed to rebuild your strength, increase flexibility, improve balance and coordination, and regain your overall functionality.


3. Why HIDEF for your Post-Surgery Physical Therapy


At HIDEF, we are committed to providing individualized care to our patients. We work with you to understand your specific recovery goals and needs and design a physical therapy program tailored to meet your unique requirements. Our licensed physical therapists bring years of experience in post-surgery rehabilitation to help you achieve optimal recovery outcomes. Our state-of-the-art facility offers a wide range of equipment and resources to help you achieve your recovery goals. We also provide virtual physical therapy services to ensure you can continue your recovery journey even from the comfort of your home.


4. What to Expect during HIDEF Post-Surgery Physical Therapy Sessions


During your HIDEF post-surgery physical therapy sessions, you will work closely with a licensed physical therapist to perform a wide range of exercises aimed at helping you achieve your recovery goals. Your physical therapist will monitor your progress and modify your treatment plan as needed to optimize your outcomes. With consistent participation, you will see gradual improvements in your strength, flexibility, and overall functionality.


In phase 1 we typically start with simple movements and exercises to improve your range of motion, reduce swelling, and get rid of pain. Once this has been accomplished, we move onto more single joint exercises for strength and mobility. This is how we lay the foundation for recovery.


Once we have achieved the desired results in phase 2, we move onto phase 3 where we work on more foundational strength based movements like squats, overhead press, pull ups, bench press, and a variety of other essential movement patterns.


In conclusion, post-surgery physical therapy exercises are an essential part of your recovery process. We chelp you re-establish your body's strength and functionality and minimize the risk of developing further health complications. At HIDEF, we offer customized post-surgery physical therapy programs designed to help you achieve optimal recovery outcomes. Book an appointment with us today and let us help you rebuild your strength, flexibility, and overall health.


Our Locations:


  • Seattle, WA: Your partner in achieving your peak physical potential.

  • Bellevue, WA: Redefining recovery with cutting-edge techniques.

  • Renton, WA: Where athletes come to rebuild and regain.

  • Covington, WA: Comprehensive care for every stage of your journey.

Whether you are an athlete or someone striving for better physical health, HIDEF Physical Therapy is committed to providing innovative and personalized care that empowers you to live an active, healthy, and pain-free life.


Contact Us to schedule an appointment or learn more about how HIDEF Physical Therapy can be your guide to recovery and resilience. Follow us on Facebook, and Instagram for updates, tips, and success stories.



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