Where to find pre-surgical rehab in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pre-Surgical Rehab in Grand Rapids, MI

You may be scheduled for surgery to treat an injury or physical condition if non-invasive treatments are not working. This might be discouraging because surgery is a risky procedure and the recovery is long and challenging. Don’t be discouraged though. Instead, you should check out pre-surgical rehab.

Pre-surgical rehab helps your prepare for an upcoming surgery so you can be better equipped to overcome challenges such as loss of strength, mobility and coordination. It can be difficult to do a lot of things on your own while recovering from surgery, but pre-surgical rehab can help you maintain some of your independence and recover at a faster rate.

Benefits of pre-surgical rehab

Pre-surgical rehabs at Advent Physical Therapy’s East Paris Clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan can help you have a better recovery by:


  • Reducing your pain — Physical therapy exercises, stretches and other techniques can help reduce pain by strengthening and stretching the muscles, ligaments and tendons. These provide your body with more structure to help reduce pressure off the recovering areas. Also, these exercises can improve your blood flow, which helps vital oxygen and nutrients get to the recovering areas of the body to promote faster healing and manage pain.


  • Restoring your independence — Since surgery can cause loss of strength, flexibility and coordination, it’s difficult to do normal daily tasks without assistance from others. Your physical therapist can identify what your recovery challenges will be and develop a pre-surgical rehab treatment plan to help you overcome these challenges and not have to depend on others as much.
  • Improving recovery rates — Research shows that patients who have pre-surgical rehab tend to have shorter hospital stays than those who do not.


Pre-surgical rehab can be even more effective in improving your recovery when combined with post-surgical rehab. Together, these treatments make use of the following to help you recover faster and reduce your pain:

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

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

Are you scheduled to have surgery soon? Would you like help from a physical therapist in preparing for surgery to improve your recovery? Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Our East Paris location:

4085 Burton St. SE

Suite 100

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546


Monday – Wednesday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m. to noon


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.