Physical therapy is used to help patients recover normal functioning and mobility while building strength. Following surgery, physical therapy can assist patients in overcoming post-operative pain, speeding up the recovery process, and avoiding future surgeries. Our physical therapists work one-on-one with each patient. We use a hands-on approach to ensure that patients are completing their exercises correctly and effectively.
Back pain, for example, is often the result of weak core muscles. This weakness can have a negative effect on the spine and joints and can, in some cases, lead to back pain conditions that require surgery. Physical reconditioning through physical therapy can help patients who have recently had back surgery or other invasive procedures become stronger and therefore less likely to require additional surgery.
At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation, there are a number of physical therapy techniques designed to aid in the recovery process, build strength, and increase mobility and balance. According to each patient’s individual needs, any of the following physical therapy practices may be used:
Therapeutic Exercise is used to help patients increase flexibility, build strength, and restore the body’s range of motion. It is extremely important for post-surgical patients to attempt therapeutic exercise only under the guidance of a trained professional with a full understanding of the needs and limitations of the body after surgery.
Our physical therapists will educate patients about proper posture and body mechanics during everyday activities and strengthening techniques to promote recovery. To help speed up the recovery process, we also develop personalized exercise programs that patients can utilize at home.
Low Level Laser Therapy assists with the healing and recovery process by stimulating the damaged cells of the body. Low Level Laser Therapy, also known as Cold Laser Therapy, also increases circulation and stimulates nerve function.
The PowerPlate® is a revolutionary machine that uses vibration to restore damaged muscles and tissues in the body with the use of vibration. This cutting-edge equipment helps to rebuild muscle strength and conditioning, and improves overall exercise performance. As part of a post-surgical physical therapy program, the PowerPlate assists in increasing flexibility and movement.
Spinal Decompression works by removing pressure on the spinal nerves. This treatment is often used as an alternative to surgery; post-surgical patients can also use Spinal Decompression to treat back and neck pain problems and avoid additional surgeries.
Ultrasound reaches deep into muscle tissues with sound waves to reduce pain, cramping, and muscle spasms.
Ice and Heat Therapies may be use alternately. Cold therapy reduces pain and inflammation while heat accelerates the healing process by increasing circulation.
Electrotherapy may be employed to disrupt pain signals before they reach the brain.
Massage Therapy is useful for post-surgical patients in two ways. It improves blood circulation to speed up the healing process and removes toxins and waste products from affected parts of the body. It also improves patients’ range of motion by relaxing tendons, ligaments, and muscles. This can help to prevent future injury.
Post-Surgical Medical Care at Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation
At our Monmouth & Ocean County pain management facilities, the post-operative physical therapy and rehabilitation programs are monitored by a Medical Doctor specializing in Pain Management. Our Medical Director coordinates conservative post-operative strategies that include Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, and Chiropractic Care. We provide each patient with a customized rehabilitation program, as well as individualized support so they can recover quickly and effectively following surgery.
Please contact our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, & Lacey New Jersey office to learn more about post-operative physical therapy in Monmouth & Ocean County.