Whatcom Physical Therapy in Point Roberts, WA: Why You Need Physical Therapy After Surgery

Physical Therapy After Surgery

Modern-day surgery helps save and improve many peoples’ lives. Whether you choose to have surgery for elective or necessary purposes, you will face challenges afterward. Surgery is hard on your body, and it can be challenging to complete even the simplest of tasks after your surgery. That’s why you should seek assistance from a physical therapist for post-surgery rehabilitation.

At Whatcom Physical Therapy, we have been serving the northwestern Washington area since 1997. Our physical therapists have years of training and experience in developing treatments for patients of all types. If you’re going to have surgery soon, a member of our team can help you develop your post-surgery rehabilitation program to keep your muscles and ligaments strong and flexible.

What should you expect from physical therapy for post-surgery rehabilitation?

Depending on your surgery, it may be difficult to perform simple tasks such as walking or bathing. Your physical therapist will help you be able to complete these tasks on your own again at a pace that fits with your recovery goals.

Physical therapy can assist with the following:

  • Regaining your strength
  • Improving your balance and flexibility
  • Aiding in managing your pain
  • Breaking up scar tissue
  • Walking on your own
  • Bathing on your own
  • Improving your range of motion

How Whatcom Physical Therapy provides rehabilitative services

Your physical therapist will work with you to develop an individualized treatment based on factors like your surgery-type, your age, health, medical history and your individual goals.

Post-surgery rehabilitation will typically include the following:

  • Exercising and stretching
  • Cold and hot treatments to assist with pain
  • Electrical stimulation and ultrasound

Schedule an appointment with Whatcom Physical Therapy in Point Roberts, WA

Would you like assistance from a physical therapist in recovery after your surgery? If you live in northwest Washington, contact us today to schedule an appointment to speak with one of our physical therapists about developing a personalized post-surgical treatment plan.

Additionally, physical therapy is beneficial before your surgery too. Contact us today to discover your pre-surgical rehabilitative options.

Our Point Roberts location:
2030 Benson Rd.
Point Roberts, WA 98281
Phone: (360) 332-8167

M – F 8am – 6pm

If you would like to visit us at another location, we have two other clinics in Northwestern Washington in Blaine and Ferndale.