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Should You Do Physical Therapy Before Surgery?

Should You Do Physical Therapy Before Surgery

If you are scheduled to have surgery, your physician might recommend that you do physical therapy (PT) in the weeks leading up to it. While PT is typically thought of as something people do after surgery – or when surgery isn’t required – in some cases, it’s also recommended for patients willing to make the effort beforehand.

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How to Do Physical Therapy at Home

How to Do Physical Therapy at Home

Physical therapy (PT) is often a crucial step in achieving lasting outcomes for patients recovering from countless musculoskeletal disorders. Your physical therapist will provide you with education and targeted exercises you can return to at any time in the future – particularly if you suffer from a condition like chronic back pain that requires ongoing attention and maintenance.

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What is Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and How Does it Work

What is Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and How Does it Work

If you experience just about any type of orthopaedic injury, there’s a good chance you’ll need physical therapy to regain strength, motion, and flexibility as you heal. When choosing who to work with, start by making sure you’re paired with an orthopaedic physical therapist. This person will play an important role in evaluating, treating, and managing your specific condition.

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