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Strategies to Improve Recovery: Pre and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation New Jersey

Recovery from surgery takes time, but there are some things you can do to make the process go as quickly as possible. It starts with finding the right Physical Therapy location to provide post-surgical rehabilitation in New Jersey.

7 Strategies for Fast Healing: Post-Surgical Rehabilitation New Jersey

Use these 7 post-surgical rehabilitation tips for the best outcomes to help improve recovery.

1. Start before Elective Surgery

The road to recovery should not wait until after the surgery is over. In most cases, elective surgery will be scheduled far enough in advance to allow time for a pre-surgical physical therapy program; prehabilitation. Arrange a consultation with a qualified physical therapist regarding a prehabilitation program.  Recent studies demonstrate prehabilitation can improve post-surgical outcomes.

2. Follow Post-Surgical Rehabilitation Instructions

Immediately after your surgery, you’ll receive specific instructions from your surgeon and physical therapist to begin an effective rehabilitation program. It’s essential you adhere to these instructions.  Have questions about the instructions?  Ask the physical therapist for you input is necessary for successful outcomes.

3. Monitor Progress

Be sure you are compliant to the plan of care established with you by your physical therapist.  Attending each scheduled session allows for the monitoring of your progress to make necessary adjustments to the plan to move you toward your functional goals.

4. Progress Appropriately

Based on your post-surgical limitations, your physical therapist will determine your rehabilitation program and set appropriate exercise progressions. For the most successful healing, it’s critical to be at the Right Level of Health Care.

5. Stay Hydrated and Sleep Well

Hydration is critical for recovery after injury, illness, and surgery.  Drinking water is the best method for rehydration.  Also, nutrient-dense foods help your body heal from the stress of surgery. Be sure to include adequate lean protein, fruits and vegetables, whole grains and eliminate sugars, caffeine and alcohol from your diet. Additionally, do your best to get enough sleep to help your body have the energy to recover from surgery.

6. Communicate

Inform your post-surgical rehabilitation team of any changes in your recovery. If pain, suddenly increases or you develop additional symptoms, it’s important to let your doctor and physical therapist know right away.

7. Think Positive

With many ways to cope after surgery, motivation and positive thinking also factor into healing time. Psychological health is just as important as physical health. In fact, studies show that the better a patient’s expectations about how they would do after surgery or some health procedure, the better they did. On the other hand, patients who were scared or pessimistic about their recovery did not recover as quickly as the optimists or as well. The power of positive thinking is real.

Twin Boro NJ Physical Therapy Clinics Near Me

At Twin Boro, our dedicated team of post-surgical rehabilitation experts can address the specific challenges of your surgery. Since 1980, we have been providing New Jersey residents with only the highest quality services in our state-of-the-art facilities. So, whether you had knee ACL surgery, shoulder replacement or other surgical interventions we’ll help you evaluate your needs and get you back to your normal routine.

Remember, recovery time will vary for each patient, so be patient with your rehabilitation plan and keep a positive frame of mind. Find a New Jersey location near you and contact one of our NJ offices to schedule an appointment today.

Why Choose Twin Boro

Voted Readers’ Choice Best of New Jersey in 2013, Twin Boro has provided NJ residents with high quality physical therapy and rehab for over 38 years! It’s our award winning approach, proven results and reputation that sets us apart. By incorporating the One2Four program into each patient’s program, the latest and most reliable scientific research and techniques is incorporated into effective evidence-based practice, we deliver only the highest standard of care with the unique One2Four approach.

It’s no surprise that Twin Boro Physical Therapy has also been voted the best physical therapy practice in New Jersey by the readers of mycentraljersey.com.

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