Why surgery patients in Grandville, Michigan need pre-op rehab

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

Most people try to avoid surgery for treating an injury or condition because it’s risky, painful and requires a lot of time for recovery. However, sometimes surgery is the only treatment option that can help you feel better. Don’t be discouraged though. If you need to have surgery soon, you should consider pre-surgical rehab.

The physical therapists at Advent Physical Therapy in Grandville, Michigan offer pre-surgical rehab services to help people prepare for upcoming surgery. These treatments help patients recover faster and reduce their pain during recovery.

Why you need pre-surgical rehab before surgery

Pre-surgical rehab treatments look different for each patient depending on the type of surgery and other factors like age, weight, fitness and medical history. Generally, the goal of treatments is to improve the strength and flexibility of your muscles and ligaments. This will help with:


  • Reducing your pain — Stronger and more flexible muscles and ligaments can help provide more support and structure for your body to reduce pressure off the sensitive areas after surgery. Additionally, pre-surgical rehab can improve your blood flow to help more nutrients and oxygen get to the recovering areas. This promotes faster healing and better pain management.


  • Restoring your independence — Your physical therapist can determine the kinds of challenges you’ll face during your recovery. He or she will develop treatments that help you to overcome these challenges and live more independently during your recovery.


  • Improving your recovery rate — Research shows that patients who have pre-surgical rehab tend to have shorter hospital stays than those who do not.


Ask your doctor or physical therapist about pre-surgical rehab and how it can help you prepare for surgery. Make sure to ask about post-surgical rehab too. Together, pre-surgical rehab and post-surgical rehab can help you have a better surgical recovery by using:


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

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

Do you need to have surgery in the near future? Would you like help from a physical therapist to prepare for surgery? Contact us today to schedule an appointment and find out what physical therapy can do for you.


Our Rivertown location:

3380 44th St. SW

Grandville, Michigan 49418


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday and 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.