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Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Ross Medical Group

Family Medicine, Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in Miami, FL

Regaining function after a surgical procedure takes time and patience, and the professional help of a physical therapist. Monica Ross, DPT, CMPT, at Ross Medical Group in Miami is an experienced physical therapist who specializes in postoperative rehabilitation and can help you regain your strength, function, and mobility. For a consultation, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Post- Operative Rehabilitation Q & A

What is postoperative rehabilitation?

Postoperative rehabilitation refers to the therapy you need after surgery. The surgery itself may have improved your underlying health issue, but physical therapy can help you regain strength, mobility, and endurance to help improve your recovery and healing so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy.  

Am I a good candidate for postoperative rehabilitation?

Your surgeon determines if you’re a good candidate for postoperative rehabilitation. Dr. Ross specializes in helping restore health and function after many surgical procedures, including:

  • Total joint replacements
  • Arthroscopic procedures
  • Meniscal transplants and repairs

Postoperative rehabilitation is especially important for:

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery

ACL injuries are very common knee injuries that result in a sprain or tear in the ligament. Unfortunately, the ACL, if torn, can’t be stitched back together and must undergo reconstruction with a tissue graft. Postoperative rehabilitation is one of the most important aspects of the treatment plan following ACL surgery.

Rotator cuff surgery

Your rotator cuff consists of a group of muscles and tendons that hold your arm in the socket of your shoulder. You may need surgery if one of the tendons is severely torn and can’t heal on its own. Like ACL surgery, physical therapy is one of the most important parts of your recovery from rotator cuff surgery.

Dr. Ross has extensive experience in managing the postoperative rehabilitation of many surgical procedures and can help you in your recovery process.

What can I expect during postoperative rehabilitation?

Dr. Ross develops personalized postoperative rehabilitation plans based on the type of procedure you had, your medical history, and your overall health and fitness. She works one-on-one with you to develop a plan that improves your health and function.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Certified manual therapy
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Phonophoresis

Dr. Ross also creates a therapeutic exercise program for you to do at home in-between your visits to the office.

Postoperative rehabilitation takes time and commitment. But with her skills and treatment modalities, Dr. Ross can help you regain your health and function, and get you back to enjoying life to the fullest.

To learn more about postoperative rehabilitation, call Ross Medical Group today or book an appointment online.