Pre/Post Surgical Rehab

Surgeons routinely refer post-surgical patients to our occupational therapists to help them recover strength, function and mobility.

Our therapists provide one-on-one, evidence-based occupational therapy treatment sessions to help facilitate your recovery and return to activities of daily living (ADLs), work, recreational activities and even competitive sports.

The rehabilitative process depends on the injury and type of surgery. We help patients recover and rehabilitate from a variety of orthopedic post-operative procedures, including:

  • Shoulder joint replacements
  • Ligament and tendon repair
  • Nerve releases (such as cubital tunnel, radial tunnel, carpal tunnel, tarsal tunnel)
  • Neck surgery (such as fusions, laminectomy, decompression and discectomy)
  • Nerve compression release
  • Bone or joint fusion (arthrodesis)
  • Tendon transfers
  • Surgical fixation of fractures, including open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), a two-part surgery used to fix broken bones where the broken bone is reduced (put back into place) and an internal fixation device is placed on the bone (e.g., screws, plates, rods or pins) to hold the bone together
  • Shoulder post-surgical recovery for rotator cuff tears, labral tears, superior labrum anterior and posterior (SLAP) tear or lesion, arthroscopy and more
  • Some of the therapies used to accomplish the goal of regaining movement and reducing pain, swelling and stiffness may include one or more of the following:
    • Manual therapy
    • Soft tissue and/or joint mobilization
    • Muscle energy
    • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) - electrical muscle & nerve stimulation
    • Therapeutic exercise and functional strength training
    • Ultrasound
    • Functional re-education
    • Rehabilitative exercises to help increase strength, endurance, motion, balance and coordination