Rigby Post-Op Physical Therapy

Rigby Post-Op Physical Therapy

At some point in life, you may inquire about an injury that needs to have surgery. It can be intimidating to think about the surgery and recovery that is needed to get back to full function. At Pick PT we are here to help throughout the entire process. Regardless of the type of surgery, our team is experienced and trained to help guide you through the recovery process.

What is Post-Op Physical Therapy?

Post-operative physical therapy is a type of rehabilitation that is provided to patients after they have undergone a surgical procedure. The goal of post-operative physical therapy is to help patients regain strength, range of motion, and function in the affected body part or area. This typically involves exercises, stretches, and other techniques that are specifically tailored to the patient’s needs and recovery goals. During post-operative physical therapy, a physical therapist will work closely with the patient to design an individualized treatment plan that takes into account the patient’s overall health, the type of surgery they underwent, and any specific limitations or challenges they may be facing. The therapist will also provide education on how to prevent complications and optimize recovery. Physical therapy can begin as soon as the patient is cleared by the surgeon, usually in the first few days post-op, and can last for several weeks or months, depending on the nature of the surgery and the patient’s condition. The frequency and duration of therapy will also vary based on the patient’s progress and recovery.

Common Reasons For Post-Op Physical Therapy 

When it comes to your body, there are a lot of reasons that you may be needing post-op physical therapy. Some common reasons for seeking out post-op physical therapy include:

  • Rehabilitation after joint replacement surgery (such as knee or hip replacement)
  • Recovery from spinal surgery
  • Rehabilitation after a traumatic injury (such as a broken bone or ligament tear)
  • Recovery from a stroke
  • Physical therapy following a surgical procedure to address a chronic condition, such as back pain or a herniated disc

It is not limited to the reasons above that you may need to see a physical therapist after a procedure. If you are unsure if you should be seeking post-op physical therapy call us and we will answer your questions that you may have if it’s the right choice for you.

Benefits of Post-Op Physical Therapy 

Regain Strength 

Using post-operative physical therapy to regain strength after surgery is essential for a successful recovery. The therapist will design a specific program that addresses the patient’s individual needs and the type of surgery they underwent. This program will typically include exercises to improve muscle strength, endurance, and power in the affected area. The therapist may also incorporate resistance training and other strength-building exercises to help the patient regain their pre-surgery level of strength. The therapist will also monitor the patient’s progress and adjust the therapy plan as needed. It is important for patients to be consistent with their therapy and continue with exercises even after they have been discharged from formal physical therapy, to ensure they continue to make progress and reach their strength goals. Regaining and maintaining strength is a great way to help your body stay healthy and prevent future injury. 

Range of Motion

After surgery, the affected area may become stiff and lose its mobility, which can cause pain, discomfort, and difficulty in performing daily activities. This is especially true if the surgery needs an extended amount of recovery time that you spend most of your time resting. Physical therapy plays an essential role in helping patients regain their range of motion. The therapist will design a specific program that addresses the patient’s individual needs and the type of surgery they underwent. This program will typically include exercises such as stretching, joint mobilization, and range of motion exercises that are tailored to the patient’s specific needs. The therapist will also educate the patient on proper body mechanics, to help them avoid any further stiffness or limited mobility. Range of motion is often forgotten when it comes to recovering but plays a vital role in getting back to your normal lifestyle after surgery. 


Regaining function after surgery is crucial for the patient’s overall recovery and well-being. Surgery can impact a person’s ability to perform daily tasks and activities, and physical therapy plays a key role in helping patients regain their function. The therapist will design a specific program that addresses the patient’s individual needs and the type of surgery they underwent. This program will typically include exercises and activities that mimic the patient’s specific daily tasks and activities. For example, if a patient is recovering from a knee replacement surgery, the therapist will design exercises and activities that help the patient regain the ability to walk, climb stairs, and perform other activities of daily living. The main goal when it comes to post-op physical therapy is that the patient is able to return to their normal tasks and life after recovery.

Choose Pick PT for Post-Op Physical Therapy 

Having surgery can be intimidating and cause feelings of anxiety. At Pick PT we know that it is not an ideal situation to find yourself in, so we want to make the recovery process easy for you. Our team of trained and caring professionals will work with you to create a plan that is tailored to your needs after the surgery. We will work with you as often and as long as needed to get you to a place where you are happy with your recovery. Your care plan will have the goals to regain strength, range of motion, and function back to your body. Please call us with any questions that you may have about Rigby Post-Op Physical Therapy. We are happy to talk you through the process and what to expect when you work with our team that is ready to get the results that you are looking for when it comes to your recovery.


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