We are frequently asked if it is important to have physical therapy before surgery. Many people feel that if they are going to have therapy after surgery, why have therapy before? This may sound like a clear cut answer, but consider the following with Prehab:
- Learn to expect after surgery and train on proper use of assistive devices such as a crutch, cane or walker.
- Improve bed mobility and ambulation after surgery
- Increase mobility and strength for improved outcomes
- Mentally prepare patient for what’s to come
- Importance of compliance with therapy following surgery
Pre-op In-Home Therapy is not just for orthopedic surgeries, it can be used for pre-chemo treatment, cardiac procedures, and more.
There are many benefits of having In-Home Therapy Services before surgery such as saving money, faster recovery and quicker return to the activities you love to do.
- Pre-op Physical Therapy for total joint replacement was associated with 29% decrease in use of post-acute care services (i.e. SNF, inpatient rehab, home health rehab) (avg of $1,215 cost reduction)
- Patients are in better physical condition when they come out of surgery – better starting point when patients start post-op rehab which means you will be able to do more…FASTER
- Prehab is an opportunity for patients—in partnership with healthcare professionals—to take greater control of their health. Giving patients the best possible chance at a successful recovery, with or without surgery.