Surgical Rehabilitation Orland Park & Homer Glen, IL

Surgical Rehabilitation

Ashlee M.

Over the past 10 years, Mickey and his team have helped me build strength in my ankle after multiple sprains, provided exercises to alleviate my neck pain/headaches, rehabilitated my shoulder after surgery, and most recently has been rehabilitating my ankle after a ligament reconstruction. The therapist and administrative staff at GoodLife make you feel apart of the family, which is why they are my first and only choice when it comes to physical therapy. Highly recommend!!

Jill J.

The biggest improvement from Dana's treatment is the amount of relief from pain that I have experienced. Because of the great results I had, I sent my husband there to rehab with her after surgery.

Susanne R.

I am a patient at GoodLife Physical Therapy in Homer Glen following a recent surgery for a Morton Neuroma on my right foot. The evaluation process was excellent and all my follow-up appointments have been effective and thorough.

Gary G.

This was my 3rd surgical therapy on my shoulders, and i would not enlist anyone else but Good life! Phenomenal therapists. Each time i needed them, i was released far earlier than expected. Great work all!!!

Brad O.

Great experience. I worked with Kate for about two months after a knee surgery. She was terrific and a pleasure to work with. I also worked with a PT student that Kate was teaching and she was wonderful as well.

Mary F.

I had shoulder surgery in October, and have been visiting GoodLife PT Homer Glen since then. All the people I have had contact with, the PT's, and the receptionists, are friendly, compassionate, and knowledgable.

Denise P.

This is a very professional and helpful location. After recent surgery I am satisfied with every aspect of rehab. Kate, my therapist, and Dana are excellent.

Nicole S.

Kate is great! My husband had PT with Kate after each knee replacement and it was a really good experience. So, when I needed physical therapy I knew Good Life was the best place to go.

Pre-Surgical Rehab vs. Post-Surgical Rehab: The Benefits of Both

If you have a surgery coming up, it is natural to feel a little nervous. Thinking about the procedure itself, as well as the necessary amount of time you’ll spend recovering, can seem a bit intimidating. At GoodLife Physical Therapy, we want to make sure that your surgery is as smooth as possible and that your recover process is as quick and easy as possible. This is most effectively achieved when combining pre-surgical rehabilitation and post-surgical rehabilitation treatments. For more information on how these services can benefit you, contact GoodLife Physical Therapy today.

What’s the difference between pre-surgical rehab and post-surgical rehab?

You may be familiar with rehabilitation after surgery, or post-surgical rehab. It makes sense – your body loses a lot of strength when undergoing a surgical procedure, and rehabilitation treatments are needed in order to help you regain your function. Post-surgical rehabilitation tends to focus on targeted exercises and stretches that are aimed at helping relieve your pain, improve your strength, and redeem your optimum function in the affected area(s) of your body. It may also incorporate additional methods or modalities as needed, such as manual therapy, ice and heat therapies, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and more. Essentially, it helps you make a full recovery from your surgery.

Pre-surgical rehabilitation is a bit different. It focuses on stretches and exercises prior to surgery in order to prepare your body for the procedure ahead. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, participating in exercise therapies prior to surgery can exceptionally improve your post-operative outcomes and reduce your recovery time. It is no secret that surgery takes a toll on the body, so preparing yourself beforehand with strengthening stretches and exercises can greatly benefit your results. It can also help you prepare mentally, by giving you a better peace of mind going into surgery, knowing you did everything to make the procedure as easy on you as possible.

To put pre-surgical rehabilitation into perspective, there are 6 key benefits to participating in it:

  1. It decreases pain.
  2. It decreases the risk of complications.
  3. It increases your stamina.
  4. It improves your surgical outcomes.
  5. It decreases your recovery time.
  6. It may possibly even eliminate your need for surgery altogether!

Why do I need pre-surgical rehab AND post-surgical rehab?

Pre-surgical rehabilitation and post-surgical rehabilitation can be used to make any surgical procedure as easy as possible on your body. While pre-surgical rehabilitation is not always required in a treatment plan, it is always recommended as a way to yield the best results. The best results are always achieved through treatments before and after surgery.

For example, according to an article on shoulder replacement surgery published by the Hofmann Arthritis Institute, “Formal physical therapy is not required before surgery, but it is advised to get in the best physical shape possible before surgery to lessen the change for complication and shorten your recovery time.” The same article also states that “The day after surgery, you will begin working with physical therapy to become comfortable using your new shoulder.” This demonstrates how beneficial it is to complete both pre-surgical rehab, and post-surgical rehab, as both are meant to make your recovery process as easy and comfortable as possible.

Contact GoodLife Physical Therapy today!

At GoodLife Physical Therapy, we are happy to say that we offer both pre-surgical rehabilitation and post-surgical rehabilitation services. We want to help make your surgery and recovery as safe, easy, quick, and comfortable as possible for you. If you have a surgery coming up and you’d like to discuss setting up a “before and after” treatment plan, schedule a consultation with one of our licensed physical therapists today. We’d be happy to set up an appointment for you and get you started on the path toward pain relief, improved function, and a speedy recovery.