Why surgery patients in Hastings, Michigan need pre-surgical rehab

Prepare for Surgery in Hastings, MI

Being told you need surgery can be scary and discouraging. Surgery is risky, and recovery is painful and long. If possible, you’ll want to avoid surgery and opt for any non-invasive treatments that are available, but sometimes surgery is the only real option for treatment. In these cases, you should look into pre-surgical rehab.

Pre-surgical rehab is a physical therapy service offered at Advent Physical Therapy in Hastings, Michigan to help people prepare for surgeries. This program can help you recover faster from surgery and reduce your pain.


Three benefits of pre-surgical rehab

Surgery can take a toll on your strength, flexibility and coordination Pre-surgical rehab will help prepare your body, so you suffer fewer losses in these categories, which helps:

1. Reduce your pain — Pain is often related to pressure and lack of structure caused by weak muscles and ligaments. Physical therapy exercises and stretches will help strengthen and stretch your muscles and ligaments to help reduce pain. These exercises also help improve blood flow, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the recovering areas of your body to improve healing and pain management.

2. Restore your independence — Pre-surgical rehab can help you prepare for the challenges that you will face during your recovery, so that you can live more independently.

3. Improve 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 a physical therapist at Advent Physical Therapy today about pre-surgical rehab and how it can help you prepare for surgery as much as six weeks in advance. Ask about post-surgical rehab too and how it works with pre-surgical rehab to improve your recovery. Many of these treatments include:

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

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

Please contact us today if you have a surgery coming up soon and would like to prepare for your recovery now. We would love to help you recover faster and with less pain.


Our Hastings location:

1375 W. Green St.

Hastings, Michigan 49058


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:15 a.m. to 6 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.