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

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Surgery is a last-resort option for many people because surgery is risky and requires a lot of time for recovery. People usually prefer non-invasive options like physical therapy and medicine, but sometimes these are not enough. When non-invasive surgeries cannot completely treat your condition, surgery may be necessary.

Surgery can take a big toll on your body. During recovery, you are usually weaker, less flexible and less coordinated. These, in combination with pain, make it difficult for you to accomplish tasks on your own, like going to the bathroom or getting dressed. Thankfully, pre-surgical rehab can help.

What is pre-surgical rehab and how does it help with recovery?

Pre-surgical rehab is a physical therapy service offered at Advent Physical Therapy in Jenison, Michigan. Physical therapy techniques can improve your strength, flexibility and coordination to help:


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


  • Reduce your pain — Pain is a large limiting factor during your recovery. Physical therapy can help to reduce your pain by stretching and strengthening the muscles and ligaments. This helps by providing more structure in your body, which takes pressure off the recovering areas. Exercising also helps the blood flow better to get more nutrients and oxygen to the recovering areas to help promote healing and reduce pain.


  • Restore your independence — With less strength, flexibility and coordination, it’s challenging to accomplish a lot on your own. Pre-surgical rehab helps you overcome these challenges so you can live more independently during your recovery and regain control over your body faster.

Talk to your doctor or one of the physical therapists at Advent Physical Therapy today about pre-surgical rehab. You should also ask about post-surgical rehab and how it further helps your recovery. Both pre-surgical and post-surgical rehab help improve your recovery with:

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

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

Are you having surgery soon? Would you like professional help in preparing for surgery so you can have a better recovery? Contact us today to schedule an appointment for pre-surgical rehab and begin your journey toward having a more fit body for a better recovery.


Our Jenison location:

1915 Georgetown Center Drive

Suite 103

Jenison, Michigan 49428


Monday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday and Friday: 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 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.