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Post-Operation Therapy at Easy Allied Health
Are you considering post-operation therapy? Also known as postoperative care, this rehabilitation stage immediately follows a patient’s surgery. Post-op care’s main focus is usually on pain management and wound care to reduce potentially new infections while promoting the healings of your surgical incisions.
It’s important to recognize and prepare for the aftermath of any surgery. Having the best people and support during this phase will speed up your recovery process. Post-op therapy can take a month or up to a year, but all good things take time.
As soon as you are discharged from surgery, our Physiotherapist will be focused on the following;
- Pain relief
- Reducing swelling
- Gentle manual therapy to restore joint range of motion
- Assistance with early walking
- Prescribing gait aids like walkers or canes and instructing on their use
- Simple exercises to begin to regain muscle function without disrupting healing
Benefits of physical therapy after a major surgery:
You never truly know how long it can take for you to recuperate. Anything can happen during the operation or on the way toward recovery. So, that is why post-operation therapy is highly beneficial to your health, your time, and your family. Here are some of its benefits:
- Helps with circulation after surgery, preventing blood clots.
- Posture, balance, and coordination improvement and training.
- Gait analysis and training.
- Self-care training.
- Manual therapy techniques.
- Home exercise instruction.
- Pain control and management.
- Improves flexibility.
- Reduced risk for postoperative pulmonary complications (PCCs).
- Orthopedic injuries
- Overuse injuries
- Personal and auto injuries
- Pain related to women’s health and pregnancy
- Pre- and post-surgical conditions
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Shoulder and elbow injuries
- Sports and performance injuries
- Work-related injuries
Who Needs Post-Operation Therapy?
Whether you have undergone chemotherapy or seemingly minor surgery, postoperative care is recommended for patients of all ages. However, it is the most common among the senior age group.
How Does Post-Operation Therapy Work?
Before a surgical operation, it is imperative to always prepare ahead of time by, for example, asking your doctor questions about the potential complications that can arise during and after your operation. Then, when it finally comes to the post-op phase and depending on the type of surgery you had and your health history, your therapy may be in the hospital, in a rehab facility, or at home.
If you know or expect to be needing ongoing care outside the hospital, prepare ahead of time by asking your doctor also for discharge instructions. For example, you may consider asking about taking your prescribed medications and any recommendations on professional caregiving services.
That is where Easy Allied Health comes into play. Among our diverse services, we help to optimize your recovery time as well. Why choose us?
- We pride ourselves on our mission to help clients save time and money to regain their health by staffing a balanced and mixed team of different health experts.
- We wholeheartedly believe that every individual, young or old, should have convenient access to health professionals, so our post-operation therapeutic service is made possible in the clinic or home.
- To us, post-operational therapy is more than just about physical support but also emotional and mental. We go above and beyond by offering our clients educational services on how to better their lifestyle and coach them until they can start to lead their own lives again.
How to Schedule Post-Surgery Rehab with Allied Health?
Scheduling an appointment to discuss more about our postoperative care service is simple and quick! Click on ‘Book an Appointment’ at the top of any page to get started. You’ll visit the Allied Health booking site to enter your details to schedule your post-surgery therapy visit.
FAQs for Post-Operation Therapy
Several factors determine if you will have outpatient care (same-day surgery and then discharged) or if you will have inpatient care (admitted to staying overnight in the hospital). The main factors are:
- Type of surgery performed
- Duration of your operation
- How well your body recuperate after the fact
You will likely experience mild to moderate pain after your surgery. This is because, during surgery, three types of pain contribute to a patient's discomfort in the post-surgery phase: nociceptive pain, inflammatory pain, neuropathic pain.
They all relate to the idea that every surgery requires the cutting of tissues, which results in triggering the nerve fibers and increasing the operated area's sensitivity.
If, and when, a postoperative care provider is needed in your home, they can help you to collect supplies at the store, feed you your medications and meals, get dressed, bathe, exercise, and more.
Let's be honest; how quick we can resume our regular routines, even sex, is on patients' minds after surgery. Sex should not occur until your surgical incisions are completely healed, and depending on your surgery, your surgeon may have additional recommendations for recovery.
Constipation is one of the most common problems after surgery, even when it was not an issue before you went under the knife. Constipation can significantly increase by using narcotic medications, which are normally prescribed to help alleviate your pain. You will want to reduce the risk of constipation as much as you can because it may prolong your recovery time.