One of the most important indicators of how quickly and completely a person recovers from orthopedic surgery is the effectiveness of their rehabilitation program and whether they follow the program as instructed. At New York Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, we are experts in post-surgery rehabilitation of the back, neck, hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, and wrist and are dedicated to helping patients heal faster and more completely. In fact, many of the top surgeons in the metropolitan New York area refer their patients to our practice following surgery.
The path to recovery following surgery often begins slowly. We know that patients beginning post-surgery care may still be in pain. Each day following surgery, however, is a building block aimed at achieving a complete recovery. Our post-surgery rehabilitation program is an active process that is led by the patient and our therapists are highly trained to customize rehabilitation programs to grow with patients as they regain strength, ability and range of motion. We push our patients more intensely as therapy progresses, and also understand the frustration that patients sometimes experience as their body heals. In addition to the physical aspects of recovery, our therapists also help patients cope with the very common emotional and psychological aspects that sometimes follow surgery.
Our physical therapists work one-on-one with each patient to provide the most effective treatment program possible. We follow the treating physician’s specific prescription and develop a comprehensive physical therapy program that is the key to working toward a full recovery and regaining complete range of motion. Our hands-on approach ensures that patients are completing their exercises, and that they are doing them correctly and effectively. We teach strengthening techniques to foster recovery, assess for muscle imbalances and compensation patterns, and educate patients about proper posture and body mechanics during everyday activities. We also develop personalized exercise programs that patients can utilize at home in order to help expedite the recovery process.
At New York Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, we help our patients recover faster and regain strength and range of motion following surgery. We accomplish this by providing each patient with a customized rehabilitation program, as well as the individualized attention and support that they need to move along the path to complete recovery.