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Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation

Due to the partnership between the therapist at Vail-Summit Physical Therapy and surgeons at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, the team at VSPT is uniquely positioned to provide customized pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation to their patients. This allows surgical patients to kickstart their recovery by helping:


  • Increase strength, fitness, and stamina

  • Reduce surgical pain

  • Accelerate and streamline the surgical recovery and athletic rehabilitation


At VSPT, our therapists provide pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation to ensure the best possible outcome.

When Would I Need Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation?

Whether it's a hip replacement or an ACL restoration, the VSPT specialists work with the patients and their surgeon to prepare the body for surgery and ensure the patient is in the best possible condition for recovery.


Typically, pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation is prescribed to orthopaedic patients. This could be anyone undergoing a surgical procedure that involves the following:


  • Foot and ankle

  • Hand, wrist, and elbow

  • Shoulder

  • Hip

  • Knee

  • Neck, back, and spine


Regardless of the surgical procedure, pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation accelerates your recovery and ensures you recover quickly and healthily. 

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Benefits of Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation

VSPT pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation programs aid in restoring your strength, mobility, and overall well-being both prior to and after surgery. It can also assist in diminishing pain, swelling, and the risk of complications. Additional benefits include:


  • Muscle engagement for increased strength, which quickens repair and improves function

  • Helping restore range of motion and flexibility in the joint

  • Increasing blood flow needed to boost healing, reduce swelling, and decrease pain

  • Reducing scar tissue 

  • Better balance, stability, stamina, and coordination post-surgery

  • Less risk of reinjury


With the expertise of our therapists – coupled with your dedicated efforts – your recovery process unfolds more smoothly.

SPT are excellent physical therapists. They are very knowledgeable, attuned to my specific needs and have a nice and calming manner. PT center is well equipped and clean. Admin office is very organized and efficient. Insurance confirmation and Automatic Online payments were easily and quickly set up. Thanks for the great service!

Anne M.

How Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation Works

Our prehab treatment plans prepare you physically and mentally for surgery, ensuring you're well-equipped for the journey ahead. Team VSPT provides insights into the recovery timeline and offers mental preparation. This proactive approach before surgery guarantees you're in optimal shape for the procedure.


The post-surgery rehab treatment plans involve guiding you through exercises and therapies to ensure you return stronger than ever. Physical therapists at VSPT are well-versed in the essential requirements for post-surgery patients, and support you along the path to recovery.


Getting You Back Out There

Allow Vail-Summit Physical Therapy's pre/post-surgical rehabilitation team to get you back in the game! Don't allow surgery to hold you back. Embrace the transformative potential of pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation, and you'll be astounded by how quickly you can bounce back from orthopaedic surgery. Your journey to recovery starts with VSPT!

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