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Pre- and Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy services at Ellen Fineman Physical Therapy in Tualatin, OR.

Recover faster, safer, and with more confidence.

Whether you are preparing for surgery or recovering from a recent operation, physical therapy can help you restore normal movement, flexibility and function as quickly as possible.

Pre-operative physical therapy

I work with patients before surgery to accomplish a number of things. Planning your post-operative care can help you feel more comfortable about your rehabilitation. Patients are also evaluated for muscle and joint strength, walking abilities, and physical independence. Starting your PT before surgery can help you begin your post-operative rehabilitation sooner and reduce your healing times.

Post-operative physical therapy

Post-operatively, you can begin your physical therapy as soon as you have permission from your physician. I focus on reducing adverse effects of surgery (swelling, aching, and pain) and utilizing therapeautic exercise to safely return you to normal movement. Visit our FAQ page to read more about what to expect during your physical therapy sessions.

Common surgeries

  • Total joint replacements
  • Knee surgeries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL reconstruction)
  • Ligament or tendon reconstructions (common examples include rotator cuff repair and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction)
  • Low back and cervical surgeries (Discectomy, Foraminotomy, Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion)
  • Hip surgeries (hip fractures or replacements)
  • Meniscectomy

What to expect during your physical therapy

Your pre- and post-operative physical therapy may include hands-on manual therapies, therapeutic exercise, and education. Read my patient FAQ for more information about what you can expect at sessions.

Getting started

Talk to your physician about physical therapy before and after your surgery. Questions about rehabilitation? Call us at (503) 885-1480 or contact us online to discuss your needs.

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