Pre-operative Physical or Hand Therapy

Pre-operative physical therapy from SOS near syracuse ny

Many patients can benefit from a short bout of therapy (1-3 visits) prior to having Orthopedic Surgery. The goals of pre-op therapy may include any (or all) of the following:

  • Education on what to expect following Surgery (Treatment Protocol)
  • Pre-scheduling of post-op therapy per the protocol
  • Education on Donning/Doffing Post-op Brace, Sling, Splint or other required equipment
  • Education on Post-operative Pain and Symptom Management
  • Pre-op and/or post-op Home Exercise Instruction (HEP)
  • Gait Training with/without an Assistive Device (i.e. crutched, walker, cane, etc.)
  • Education concerning Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) that may be affected post-op
  • Entering/Exiting a motor vehicle
  • Entering/exiting the home
  • Transfer Training (Chair, bed, toilet, etc.)
  • Discussion of other Assistive Devices that may be useful post-op for ADLs
  • Education regarding food preparation, eating, washing, dressing/undressing
  • Education regarding Precautions/Contraindications following Surgery(What not to do)
  • Answer any and all questions you (the patient) may have regarding life after surgery

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