and ailments require surgery to fix the problem and/or start the proper healing process. As serious as surgery can be, your rehabilitation choice post-surgery is just as important to make sure your long-term outcome is successful.
Most surgeons will tell you that choosing a rehab team with experience, the most current treatment techniques, and great hands-on skills is the most important factor in your rehabilitation process.
Our team at Jaguar Therapeutics has experience working with over 50 top ranking surgeons across the United States. We have treated post-surgical cases from small tendon ruptures in the feet to geriatric hip and knee replacements.
Following the Process
Rehabilitation Prior to Surgery
When an injury happens and the proper course of action to repair the injury is surgery, getting the muscles around that injury or joint as strong as possible before the surgery is essential. By improving the muscular strength and endurance, ligament stability, and proprioception around the injury your post-surgical rehab can be improved in many ways. The rehab duration, pain level, and your body’s ability to function can be greatly improved with a proper rehabilitation program before surgery.
Surgery will take place and your injury will either be immobilized, or you will have strict instructions on what to do/not do immediately post-surgery. It is imperative that you follow these instructions and make sure they are clear and concise. If you have not made an appointment for your rehab prior to your surgery you should immediately contact us to schedule your evaluation and set your therapy schedule.
Rehabilitation After Surgery
Based on your surgery and your surgeon’s protocol, your immediate focus will be elimination or control of pain and swelling. There are many techniques we implement within therapy to help this process. Once this is controlled, your progressive rehab protocol can begin. This is why starting rehab as soon as possible after surgery is so important.We will evaluate your condition, take you through your rehab process with pain control, stretching, strengthening, and return to work/sport protocols. We will be in constant communication with your surgeon and hospital to keep everybody on your team updated and working together.