By Andrew Van Leuven, DPT
It is important to prepare the body for surgical intervention. It begins with gaining an understanding of the procedure to as well as familiarizing oneself with protocol following the operation. A firm grasp on the surgical process allows you feel confident and mentally prepared for surgery. Other goals include reducing pain, inflammation and modifying activities prior to the operation to improve quality of life before the pathology is corrected. Pre-operative rehabilitation also include restoring strength, range of motion and normal movement patterns to fast track recovery after surgery.