Your physical therapist will aim to achieve several goals including full range of motion, effective pain management, improved strength, and patient education to prevent further injuries.
The number of weeks that you need to be in physical therapy to achieve those goals varies depending on the procedure performed, your age, your ability and willingness to complete your exercises and stretches and comply with restrictions, and other factors.
A visit with Korina Galaraga at 39th Ave Physical Therapy today can help you determine what you can expect during your recovery.
Most insurance companies cover physical therapy when it’s medically necessary and appropriate, but it’s important to keep in mind that every policy is different. The only way to know what you can expect for coverage is to reference your insurance policy or call your insurance carrier to find out.
Korina Galaraga’s goal is to improve your strength and range of motion each week without causing pain or discomfort.
However, some treatments can be uncomfortable, and many patients are sore after their appointment. Also remember that discomfort is different from pain. You can reasonably expect the former, but if you feel the latter, you should immediately let her know so she can adjust your treatment plan.
Yes. One of Korina Galaraga’s goals is to reduce the pain you experience on a daily basis while you’re recovering from surgery.
Pay close attention to your pain on a daily basis and make an effort to rate and record it on a scale of one to ten once or twice a day. Share this information with Korina Galaraga during your appointment so she can measure the efficacy of treatment and recommend changes if necessary.
If you’re interested in using physical therapy to recover from surgery, call or click today to schedule your first appointment at 39th Ave Physical Therapy.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!