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Delays of elective surgeries have many people waiting, again.

By / December 14, 2020

Many Washington hospitals are now adjusting elective surgery plans as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. Are you or a family member being affected by the delays? If so, Apex PT can help! We can provide pre-operative rehabilitation to help during the delay.

What is Pre-Operative Rehabilitation:

Pre-operative rehabilitation has been known to provide a number of benefits for surgical patients. When you are as strong, flexible, and healthy as possible, you are able to regain normal function much quicker, following surgery. Pre-operative rehabilitation consists of working with closely with an Apex physical therapist to provide treatments such as range of motion, strength training, soft tissue work and education to best prepare you for when you are able to have your surgery. In some cases, surgery may be avoided.

Benefits of Pre-Operative Rehabilitation:

  1. Reduces Pain
  2. Reduces Complications
  3. Shortens Recovery
  4. Increases Stamina
  5. Improves Outcomes
  6. Reduce Anxiety
  7. Possibility of Avoiding Surgery

If your Pre-Operative Rehabilitation treatments work well in improving your pain and overall condition, it may be possible to avoid surgery altogether. While it is not always a common case, some patients found that their pre-operative rehabilitation treatments did wonders, and were sufficient enough in reducing their pain that they canceled their procedure. If your condition begins to improve considerably after starting physical therapy, you’ll want to consult with your physician regarding future treatment options and the possibility of avoiding surgery.