Postoperative Physical Therapy Specialist

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Advantage Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists located in Falls Church, VA

The therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy, located in Falls Church, Virginia, provide post-operative physical therapy services to patients from the Washington, DC Metro area.

Postoperative Physical Therapy

Why is physical therapy needed after surgery?

Following surgery, a physical therapist can help a patient to rebuild strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Unfortunately, pain and discomfort are common following a surgery and the therapist must take this into account when creating a treatment plan for post-operative patients. However, physical therapy helps to minimize post-surgical pain and can help to restore a patient’s range of motion. Additionally, a person can receive help with walking and exercising as a part of post-surgery rehabilitation. By taking advantage of stretching, massage, and strengthening exercises, physical therapists can help patients return to optimal health quickly.

What will a physical therapist do to help restore mobility following a surgery?

Following surgery, physical therapy programs will adhere to specific post-surgical practices which concentrate on treatment plans tailored to meet the unique needs of the individual. The aim of this therapy is to restore a patient’s pre-surgical function, strength, and mobility. The therapist and the patient will agree on goals to work towards following a thorough evaluation of the patient’s condition. The therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy have extensive training in post-surgical treatment for an array of surgical procedures including:

  • Amputations
  • Joint Fusion
  • Ligament and Tendon Repairs
  • Nerve Compression Release
  • Tendon Transfers
  • Total Joint Replacements

What physical therapy can be completed right after surgery?

Studies indicate that it is important for patients to begin physical therapy to restore mobility as soon as possible following surgery. Depending on the surgery and the patient’s postoperative condition, he or she may begin working with the physical therapist that same day. Depending on the surgery and the body part treated, patients may begin by standing or walking a few steps with guidance or beginning to move the joint or body part.


Patients will work with the physical therapist to perform simple exercises such as relaxing and flexing muscles and moving joints. During the hospital stay, the patient will usually get up and walk around with the assistance of crutches or a walker. Exercises will continue to help gradually ease the person into more strenuous physical activity.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Advantage Physical Therapy, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office and ask for Elyse or Nicole if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.

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Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medicare
Tricare