Post-Surgical Rehab Laguna Hills, CA

Post-Surgical Rehab

Jeanne F.

This is the fourth surgery I have gone to H2 Orthopedics after for my physical therapy. They know exactly what exercises to have you do at the office as well as on your own at home to get you back to your normal full activity level as soon as possible. They have helped me with back surgery, knee surgery, ankle surgery, broken leg, and now total bilateral knee replacement surgery. I would not go to anyone else. I recommend them 110%!!

Jan P.

I have had the opportunity to rehab both shoulders with Larry Lindley (owner) and Jackie at H2Orthopedic after Dr. Scott Graham rotator cuff surgery. Nobody looks forward to surgery. Before the first one, I thought my shoulder would never be 100% again. After three phases of PT rehab with these guys, I am living proof that a good surgeon plus excellent PT equals full range of motion, increased strength and most importantly NO chronic pain.

Chris C.

I, unfortunately, have had to require physical therapy in 3 separate occasions during the last 6 years due to surgery. Fortunately, Doctor Palmer's office gave me options for where to go. I saw that H2O therapy had a pool and I thought that would be an amazing experience, different from all the usual techniques for rehabilitation. It turned out that not only was the 93 degree pool therapeutic, I gained muscle and movement much more rapidly using the pool for exercise. It's so much better than any facility I have used for my rehabilitation I wish there was a separate classification because this facility is in a class by themselves.

Sharon B.

After a broken leg and fractured foot, I was referred to H2Orthopedics in Laguna Hills by another physical therapist. I have benefitted from the aquatic therapy. Each visit a variety of exercises are done and the improvement in overall health has been inspirational.

Tom W.

I have been to numerous therapists through ACL and MCL replacements to my current challenge. I could not be more pleased with H2O and only wish I had found them sooner. I thought I knew what good was, until I went to H2O.

PJ

H2Orthopedics are the only reason I can walk and able to go back to work. With all of my multiple ortho surgeries, it is difficult to try and rehab the regular way. Nine knee surgeries, back surgery and assorted hand, arm, jaw surgeries has left me arthritic and lots of metal. I was blown away at how much I improved with the 93degree pool. I am back to work and able to enjoy life again. I can't thank them enough! If you hurt..Check H2Orthpedics out.. You will not be disappointed!!

Paul S.

Over the past ten year I have always received the expert care that enabled me to resume regular activities. I have watched H2Orthopedic grow through the years but the same spirit of kindness, good humor, and personal attention continues.

Find Fast Relief from Your Surgical Procedure with Post-Surgical Rehab

Set Yourself up for a Smooth Recovery

Do you have a surgery coming up that you’ve been anxious about? It is normal to be a bit nervous when planning for surgery, wondering how quickly you’ll be able to get back to doing all the things you love. Fortunately, knowing you have a post-surgical rehab plan set beforehand can help ease some of your stress.

Are you looking to recover from your surgery as quickly as possible? Of course, you are! Let H2Orthopedic Aquatic and Physical Therapy help! Contact us today for an appointment with one of our dedicated Laguna Hills, CA physical therapists. They will create a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs so you can get back to your life faster!

How will a post-surgical treatment plan help me?

While your physician may recommend pain management drugs, physical therapy has been known to relieve pain without the need for them. Pain-killing drugs mask the pain while physical therapy resolves the issue where the pain is originating. This is achieved with specialized methods, techniques, and modalities, such as ultrasound, joint mobilizations, laser therapy, electrical stimulation, and home exercise programs.

Whatever you may need surgery for, H2Orthopedic Aquatic and Physical Therapy can help you get to your optimum levels of function afterward. Our Laguna Hills, CA physical therapists will create a treatment plan that will include targeted stretches and exercises to help you recover and get back to your normal daily life.

We are dedicated to making sure you are living a healthy life, even after your post-surgical rehab treatments are over. Because of this, part of your treatment plan will also include education on any lifestyle and/or nutritional changes you can make in order to optimize your long-term health, avoid injuring yourself and avoid the need for additional surgeries in the future.

The days and weeks following a surgical procedure may result in physical limitations. Our physical therapist can advise you on ways to accommodate these limitations, such as how to go up and down the stairs, put on clothes, or get in and out of a car. This can be done with the assistance of adaptive tools to compensate for reduced movement. By making these adjustments, you will be able to move around comfortably while also working to restore the normal range of movement in your body.

What are the biggest benefits of post-surgical rehab?

Both pre- and post-surgical rehab are essential elements of successful surgical outcomes. Any type of surgery can be considered a form of trauma and can affect the body differently. Even minor and uncomplicated surgical procedures can have a major impact on your health. Because of this, post-surgical rehab with a Laguna Hills, CA physical therapist is especially important, in order to make sure everything goes smoothly after your operation is done.

Individualized post-surgical rehab at H2Orthopedic Aquatic and Physical Therapy not only minimizes your pain and accelerates your rate of healing, but it can also reduce the chances of postoperative complications, including infections, bleeding, blood clots, muscle weakness, scar tissue, decreased function, and other factors that can negatively impact your long-term health.

Another critical reason for selecting post-surgical physical therapy is its ability to help you reduce or completely avoid prescription painkillers, including opioids. An opioid epidemic is currently gripping the country and impacting every socioeconomic class. According to the CDC, an estimated 115 people every day die from an opioid overdose, and upwards of 29% of people, prescribed opioids will end up misusing these dangerous drugs.

For this reason, the CDC advises people to choose physical therapy over prescription painkillers whenever possible.

Common causes for surgical intervention

When conservative treatment options for an injury or health condition fail to provide effective relief, many physicians will recommend surgical correction. Some common conditions that may lead to surgery include, but are not limited to:

  • Heart surgery – ablations, stent placements, cardiac pacemakers, etc
  • ACL, MCL, and/or meniscus repairs
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Full or partial knee replacements
  • Total hip replacements

The impact of these surgeries on your body should not be understated. Most surgeries incur at least some degree of pain, inflammation, mobility limitations, and swelling. To complicate matters, you likely were already experiencing pain and dysfunction prior to your operation!

To accommodate healing tissues and/or to avoid recurring dysfunction, it is likely that you will have to learn how to do certain things all over again, like walking and getting dressed. Our Laguna Hills, CA physical therapists can teach you how to perform tasks safely while following critical post-operative guidelines.

These guidelines are often outlined by your surgeon and could include safe positions for your hip, knee, sternal, spine, non-weight bearing guidelines, etc.

Find relief today

If you are planning on having a surgical operation in the near future, don’t wait to set up your post-surgical rehab plan. Do it today with H2Orthopedic Aquatic and Physical Therapy.

We’ll provide you with everything you need to get back to your life as quickly and easily as possible!