Rehabilitation Before/After Surgery

Surgery RehabilitationOrthopedic surgery, while often needed, can leave a patient in pain and prevent them from working or carrying out other necessary activities. Exercise plays an important role in regaining function and strength after undergoing an operation. Physical therapy after surgery will reduce the patient’s risk of re-injury as well as shorten the amount of time it takes to recover and get back into a regular and healthy lifestyle.

At Petersen Physical Therapy, we work together with patients and their physicians to achieve maximum level of healing in the shortest amount of time possible. The therapist will begin with a detailed history and evaluation of the problem and then design a unique treatment plan, which can include:

  • Ultrasound Treatment
  • Moist Heat or Ice
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Manual Stretches
  • Joint Mobilization Techniques
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • a number of other techniques

Patient Experience

D. A. – Knee Replacement Surgery

I came to Petersen PT after two weeks of home therapy. I found the staff exceptionally competent and friendly. Over the course of the next 8 weeks, they helped me get to within 2 to 3 percent of the maximum potential. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

D. R. – Spinal Surgery and Infusion

I had physical therapy for six weeks (twice a week). With a series of exercises, what pain remained gradually improved. Everyone at Petersen was helpful and friendly. I was given a set of exercises to do at home daily with a good set of illustrations. If any more therapy is prescribed, I would definitely have it done at Petersen.

R. D. – Surgery on Torn Rotator Cuff

I was in considerable pain and discomfort. Because of the care, the treatment, the understanding of my limitations and the rehabilitation program that you and your office set forth for my recovery, I am now able to do the things I used to enjoy.

B. A. – Back Surgery

I had back surgery and was in pain. With my treatments, I am doing things that I was told I would not do for at least one year after surgery. Thank you all for your kindness and concern for my well being.

K. N. – Shoulder Repair Surgery

I was able to quickly regain normal movement in my surgically repaired shoulder. They made it fun along with working you hard to reach your goals. I would definitely recommend Petersen Physical Therapy if you are in need of physical therapy.

G. J. – Knee Replacement Surgery

I was really in a lot of pain. After going through Petersen my leg is feeling great. All of the people who helped me get back to proper walking were absolutely great. My thanks to this whole group.