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Pre-Surgical Rehab in Barrie, ON
Speed up Your Recovery with Pre-Surgical Rehabilitation
It is normal to worry about a surgery you may have coming up – whether it’s about how the surgery will go or what your recovery period will look like. It is likely that you will be referred to a physiotherapist following your surgery, in order to manage your pain and regain your physical function. However, did you also know that you can participate in physiotherapy treatments before your surgery? Pre-surgical rehabilitation, or “pre-hab,” is a way to prepare your body for your upcoming surgery and make your recovery period easier. For more information on how pre-hab treatments can benefit you, contact Concept of Movement Physiotherapy & Sports Performance in Barrie today!
What does pre-hab do?
By participating in pre-surgical rehabilitation, you can greatly improve the outcome of your surgery. Studies have concluded that those who participate in physiotherapy treatments a month or so before surgery have significantly lower recovery periods. This is because pre-hab prepares your body to make the surgery go smoother.
There are also some mental benefits to pre-hab – while surgery can be scary, pre-surgical rehabilitation can provide you with the peace of mind you need to go into your surgery with confidence, fully knowing that you did everything you could to prepare yourself. Our physiotherapist will provide you with helpful tips to be as physically and mentally prepared as possible for your procedure.
What will pre-hab do for me?
According to the National Institutes of Health, participating in exercise therapies prior to surgery can exceptionally improve your post-operative outcomes and reduce your recovery time. Because surgery takes such a toll on the human body, it is typically only performed when there are no other options available. When you participate in a pre-surgical rehabilitation plan, you will focus on improving your strength before surgery so your body can heal easier and faster.
Our Barrie physiotherapists are trained in helping improve range of motion and patterns of movement with targeted stretches and exercises that can be done both before and after surgery. Participating in pre-surgical rehab sets you up for a successful surgery by improving your physical health and promoting overall wellness before your procedure.
Top 6 benefits of pre-hab:
There is a multitude of benefits that pre-surgical rehabilitation provides. The top 6 include:
If your pre-hab treatments are successful in decreasing your pain and improving your function, you may save yourself from an invasive procedure. If your condition begins to improve considerably after starting your treatments, you’ll want to consult with your physician regarding future treatment options and the possibility of avoiding an unnecessary surgical procedure.
Contact Concept of Movement Physiotherapy for Pre-Surgical Rehab in Barrie
At Concept of Movement Physiotherapy, we want to make sure you are fully benefiting from our pre-hab plans. At your initial appointment, one of our Barrie physiotherapists will discuss the best treatment options for the nature of your surgery. They will help make sure you are as strong, flexible, and healthy as possible, so you will be able to regain normal function much quicker after your procedure is complete.
If you have a surgery coming up in the near future, don’t hesitate to contact Concept of Movement Physiotherapy today to get started on a pre-hab plan! In order to gain the most benefits from pre-hab, it is best to get started as soon as possible. Contact our Barrie office today to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help you get back to your life quicker after your surgery!
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