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Importance of Pre-Surgery Physical Therapy

Empowering Your Journey: The Importance of Pre-Surgery PT at Vail-Summit Physical Therapy


Preparing for surgery can be daunting, but at Vail-Summit Physical Therapy, we believe in the power of pre-habilitation (pre-hab) and preventative physical therapy to optimize outcomes and enhance recovery. As a premier provider serving the Vail Valley, Summit County, and the surrounding Colorado high country locations, we understand the crucial role that pre-surgery rehabilitation plays in supporting patients through their orthopedic journey.


Understanding Pre-Surgery Rehabilitation


Pre-habilitation, or pre-surgery rehabilitation, involves physical therapy before surgery to improve strength, flexibility, and overall physical condition. This proactive approach prepares patients for the upcoming procedure and reduces postoperative complications, accelerates recovery, and promotes better long-term outcomes.


Why Pre-Hab Is Important   


By engaging in pre-habilitation, patients can enter surgery with improved physical fitness and functionality. Pre-surgery rehabilitation helps build strength and endurance, which are vital for a speedier surgical recovery. Patients often experience less pain and regain functionality more quickly with the support of pre-habilitation.


Strengthening muscles, improving range of motion, and addressing any existing mobility issues through preventative physical therapy can lower the risk of post-operative complications such as infections, blood clots, and joint stiffness.


The Patient-Forward Relationship: Orthopedic Doctors & Physical Therapists


At Vail-Summit Physical Therapy, we are proud to work closely with the world-class orthopedic doctors at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurology. This collaborative relationship ensures that our patients receive comprehensive, personalized care that addresses each individual’s unique needs and goals.


How Pre-Hab Works


Before starting pre-habilitation, our highly qualified physical therapists conduct thorough assessments to understand each patient's physical condition, functional abilities, and specific surgical needs.


Based on the assessment results and in collaboration with orthopedic surgeons, our physical therapists develop customized pre-surgery rehabilitation plans. These plans focus on improving strength, flexibility, balance, and overall mobility to optimize surgical outcomes.


Throughout the pre-habilitation process, our team closely monitors patients' progress, adjusts treatment as needed, and provides ongoing support and encouragement. This ensures that patients are well-prepared for surgery and have the best possible chance of recovering successfully.


Empowering Your Orthopedic Journey


At Vail-Summit Physical Therapy, we believe in empowering our patients throughout their orthopedic journeys. Whether you're preparing for joint replacement surgery, a sports-related procedure, or any other orthopedic intervention, our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way.


By prioritizing pre-habilitation and preventative physical therapy, we aim to:

  • Improve surgical outcomes and recovery times

  • Minimize postoperative complications

  • Enhance overall physical function and quality of life


Schedule Your Pre-Surgery PT Today


If you're facing orthopedic surgery or planning for a procedure in the future, don't wait until after surgery to start rehabilitation. Contact Vail-Summit Physical Therapy to schedule your pre-habilitation sessions and experience the difference that proactive, patient-centered care can make in your orthopedic journey.


Together with Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurology, we are committed to helping you achieve the best possible surgery outcome and regain your mobility, strength, and independence. 


Trust in our expertise, dedication, and collaborative approach to transform your pre-surgery experience and pave the way for a successful recovery. Contact Vail-Summit Physical Therapy today!


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