September 13, 2023
Surgeries are scary enough. Recovering after the surgery is a tedious process on a whole new level. You may have limited mobility problems, pain, and discomfort in the area that went through the surgery. Physiotherapy is the science of human body movement. So, this holistic treatment improves blood circulation in the affected area, strengthens the muscles, and helps you heal quickly. Thus, it is often recommended to choose physiotherapy after surgery to quicken the healing process.
According to research, physical therapy before and after surgery is excellent to regain stability and flexibility. Unlike surgeries, physiotherapy treatments are painless and restore optimal health and well-being.
Surgeries are often the first step toward complete recovery. Physiotherapy is often the final. Consistent sessions with the physiotherapist can help heal the scarred tissues and return to daily activities painlessly.
Here are the four main benefits of physiotherapy after surgery:
Reduces pain and inflammation
Pain is quite common among many patients after surgery. You just got a part of your body cut and sewn up. So, it is natural to feel pain and discomfort after the effects of anesthesia fade off.
A physiotherapist guides you through exercises that relieve pain and discomfort. These exercises strengthen your muscle, make them more flexible and ease the pain. You can also prevent surgical pain with the right physiotherapy exercises.
Improves balance and mobility
What happens to the body after surgery?
The targeted area sends signals to the pain receptors which the brain identifies as trauma signals. Thus, the brain thinks that it has to protect the area of trauma and hence muscle tightness and swelling. Muscle tightness limits your mobility and hurts your balance after surgery. Physiotherapy helps release muscle tension and improve your mobility efficiently.
The physiotherapist applies movement, stretching, and strengthening exercises to get your muscles moving again. They may use various other manual techniques to improve your stability around the core, pelvic and back muscles.
Improves your flexibility
It is quite tempting to stay inactive after surgery. Yes, rest is important but prolonged inactivity can cause the muscles to tighten up and get tensed. Doing even the normal daily tasks may seem impossible with the stiffened joints and muscles. Physiotherapy exercises protect your vulnerable muscles and make them stronger.
Soft tissues usually take about six weeks to heal. So, keep calm and attend the sessions at your physiotherapy clinic.
Helps remove scar tissue after surgery
Scar tissues can be painful. They occur because the surgeon had cut layers of muscles, skin, and tissues. The inflammation around the affected areas makes it difficult for you to move them.
Physiotherapy enables those areas to regain their optimal mobility. This movement is necessary to prevent the formation of scar tissues.
Surgeries are traumatic enough. You don’t want the healing process to be equally stressful. Do you?
At Townline Physiotherapy, we help you get through the entire post-surgery rehabilitation process as efficiently as possible. We recommend a treatment plan keeping the impacts of your surgery and past medical history in mind. Have a word with us to learn more about the benefits of physiotherapy after surgery.
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