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Surgery Rehabilitation

Chiropractic Clinic & Physical Therapy located in Louisville, KY

Surgery Rehabilitation services offered in Louisville, KY

Surgery rehabilitation helps you rebuild strength and develop your flexibility after a major operation so you have a better chance at returning to the activities you love. Chiropractor Michael Young, DC, and the team at Chiropractic, Rehab, and Sports Injuries of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, work with you on personalized exercises and manual manipulation to help you heal effectively. Arrange your surgical rehabilitation services today by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online.

Surgery Rehabilitation Q&A

What is surgery rehabilitation?

Surgery rehabilitation is a service that can help you make a full and swift recovery after undergoing surgery. This can lead to a faster recovery than you would otherwise have, less postoperative pain or discomfort, and the restoration of the function of the surgical area.

By engaging in rehabilitation post-surgery, you may be able to make a faster return to work and other obligations as well as your favorite sports and leisurely activities. 

What does surgery rehabilitation involve?

Dr. Young and the team at Chiropractic, Rehab, and Sports Injuries of Louisville develop your surgery rehabilitation program with integrative services like:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Medical massage
  • Strengthening exercises 
  • Stability exercises
  • Range-of-motion exercises

You might also benefit from specific changes to your lifestyle as you recover and by following your surgeon’s specific instructions for the recovery period, like adjusting your diet, avoiding strenuous exercise, and stopping smoking. 

Who can benefit from surgery rehabilitaiton?

Surgery rehabilitation at Chiropractic, Rehab, and Sports Injuries of Louisville can help you recover from various orthopedic surgeries and others to address sports injuries, overuse injuries, and other types of musculoskeletal damage. Surgery is often a later option when nonsurgical treatments alone don’t improve an injury’s healing. 

You might benefit from surgery rehabilitation after undergoing surgeries like:

  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Ulnar nerve decompression
  • Joint replacement
  • Labral repair
  • Spinal fusion
  • Discectomy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal laminectomy

You can discuss surgery rehabilitation shortly before your operation so you’re prepared ahead of time to start the process shortly after you leave the hospital or surgical center. Depending on your personal needs, Dr. Young and the team might recommend engaging in some rehabilitative services before surgery too. 

When should I start surgery rehabilitation?

Most experts advise surgical patients to start rehabilitation almost immediately after surgery. In fact, most people begin rehabilitation just days after they finish the operation. Starting rehabilitation early can lead to the best possible results with additional benefits like minimal scar tissue, faster healing, and less need for pain-relief medication. 

If you have an upcoming surgery and would like to make arrangements for surgery rehabilitation, call Chiropractic, Rehab, and Sports Injuries of Louisville or schedule an appointment online today.