If you had knee surgery or a hip replacement, your surgeon will be sending you home for postoperative physical therapy. The success of a surgical procedure can be dependent on what you do for physical therapy and the quality of rehabilitation equipment used.
Why Physical Rehabilitation?
The benefits of physical rehabilitation are numerous! Decreasing pain and inflammation, improving mobility and joint range of motion and helping regain muscular strength and endurance are just a few of the benefits.
Postoperative physical therapy begins immediately after surgery. Cryotherapy, the use of ice applied to the surgery site decreases swelling and pain. Icing can continue every 6 hours for 3-5 days after surgery.
Passive range of motion and massage: Both of these techniques, which are easy to perform, are also started shortly after surgery. Passive range of motion helps to maintain joint movements for patients who are not yet using their limbs as they should be. Massage feels good and is helpful in improving local blood flow and decreasing muscle tension, which is common after surgery.
It is hard to say how long a physical rehabilitation program may take because each individual is different. However, it is found that healing is faster with rehabilitation therapy. Call us today and find out how our equipment can help you get back to fully functioning and back to an active life. At The Medcom Group, you can buy or rent quality equipment to continue your recovery in the comfort of your home. Place your order today.
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