Patients in Rockford, Michigan need pre-surgical rehab. Here’s why:

Pre-Surgical Rehab in Rockford, MI | Advent Physical Therapy

Unlike many other types of medical treatments, surgery is very risky and requires a lot of time for recovery. It’s common for you to be in pain and to have difficulties completing simple daily tasks while recovering from surgery. That’s why many surgery patients choose pre-surgical rehab.

Pre-surgical rehab is a treatment service offered by the physical therapists at Advent Physical Therapy in Rockford, Michigan to help patients prepare for surgery and have a better recovery. Each pre-surgical rehab is personalized to the needs of each patient depending on the type of surgery and other factors like age, weight, fitness level and medical history.

Generally, pre-surgical rehab treatments include:

  • Hands-on therapy
  • Massage
  • Stretches and exercises
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Ultrasound and more

The benefits of pre-surgical rehab

  • Reduced pain — Many pre-surgical rehab treatments include stretches and exercises. These will help your muscles grow stronger and more flexible to provide better support for your body and reduce pressure off recovering areas. Stretching and exercising also improves your blood flow, which can help get more nutrients and oxygen to the recovering areas to help with healing and pain management.


  • Improved quality of life — While recovering, you may feel weaker and less coordinated, so it’s difficult to accomplish a lot of tasks. During pre-surgical rehab, your physical therapist will identify what will be most challenging for you and develop a plan to help you overcome these challenges.
  • Improved recovery rates — Research shows that patients who have pre-op rehab tend to have shorter hospital stays than those who do not.

Ask your doctor or a physical therapist at Advent Physical Therapy about pre-op rehab to learn more. Make sure you ask about the benefits of post-op rehab as well.

Schedule pre-surgical rehabilitation at Advent Physical Therapy in Rockford, Michigan

If you’re ready to speak with a physical therapist about the benefits of pre-surgical rehab or post-surgical rehab, please contact us today to schedule an appointment or ask us any questions.


Our Rockford location:

6050 Northland Drive

Suite 210

Rockford, Michigan 49341


Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Advent Physical Therapy serves patients from multiple clinics across west Michigan. Please visit our locations page if you would like to find another clinic more convenient for you.