Why you need pre-op rehab in Walker, Michigan

Surgery Prep in Walker, MI | Advent Physical Therapy

Pre-op rehab is a treatment offered by the physical therapists at Advent Physical Therapy in Walker, Michigan. Surgery can take quite a toll on your body, requiring a lot of time for recovery that tends to be painful and difficult. Pre-op rehab helps you reduce pain and shorten your recovery time.

Pre-op rehab treatments are all personalized depending on the needs of the patient. The goal is generally to strengthen and stretch muscles and ligaments to improve strength and flexibility. Your pre-op rehab will likely include some of the following:

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

The benefits of pre-op rehab

  • Reduced pain — Pre-op rehab treatments often include exercises and stretches that help make the muscles stronger and more flexible. This will help reduce pressure off sensitive areas recovering from surgery, which can reduce your pain. Exercising also helps increase your blood flow. This helps you get more nutrients and oxygen to the recovering areas to promote healing and manage pain.


  • Improved quality of life — Physical therapists can determine what your challenges will be after surgery and what you can do to overcome them. This will help you live more independently after your surgery, so you don’t have to rely on others for tasks like getting dressed.
  • 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 Walker, Michigan

Are you getting ready to have surgery soon? Would you like speak to a physical therapist about your pre-op rehab options? Please contact us today if you’re ready to schedule an appointment and find out what pre-op rehab can do for you.


Our Walker location:

1175 Wilson Ave. NW

Walker, Michigan 49534


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

Wednesday: 7 a.m. to 2 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.