Given the current advances in medicine, Southland Physical Therapy is aware of and understands the challenges faced in those individuals who undergo surgery post-operatively. Southland Physical Therapy is aware of the difficulties faced by those who undergo surgery and understands the challenges of post-operative rehabilitation. When conservative care fails, surgery may be the best available option available. It is imperative that individuals begin a post-operative care program within the first few weeks after a surgical procedure. It is our goal to ensure that all individuals who have recently undergone a surgical intervention (avoid the natural side effects of a procedure) receive timely and appropriate therapy. At Southland, we are committed to providing the proper and relevant interventions to ensure optimal outcomes after a surgical procedure so that an individual may return to their favorite activities.
We offer a variety of treatments to resolve the adverse effects of a surgical procedure, including but not limited to soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, stretching, cardiovascular exercise, therapeutic exercise. A common denominator among all of our post-operative patients is pain, limited range of motion, as well as reduced strength. With pain naturally comes intense muscle spasm and guarding. Southland therapists have the knowledge tools necessary to resolve muscle guarding and pain, which can have a direct impact on a patient’s functional level. Our therapists are trained to not only address the normal stages of post-operative care, but are able to improve functional ability beyond pre-surgery levels.