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After Spine Surgery, Physical Therapy is Key

May 18, 2019

There are many reasons people undergo spinal surgery. Whether spine surgery was due to an acute injury, a structural anomaly, or a chronic issue, physical therapy is an integral component of the rehabilitation process. Often physical therapy begins immediately after the surgical procedure.

Other times, physical therapy isn’t started until several days or weeks following the surgery. When exactly physical therapy begins is determined by the spine surgeon and is based on numerous factors including: time needed for healing, physical condition prior to surgery and the type of spinal surgery performed. Physical therapy plays a crucial role in the process of getting you back to doing your daily routine, including completing activities of daily living, and work related tasks.

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After Spine Surgery, Physical Therapy is Key

June 20, 2019

There are many reasons people undergo spinal surgery. Whether spine surgery was due to an acute injury, a structural anomaly, or a chronic issue, physical therapy is an integral component of the rehabilitation process. Often physical therapy begins immediately after the surgical procedure.

Other times, physical therapy isn’t started until several days or weeks following the surgery. When exactly physical therapy begins is determined by the spine surgeon and is based on numerous factors including: time needed for healing, physical condition prior to surgery and the type of spinal surgery performed. Physical therapy plays a crucial role in the process of getting you back to doing your daily routine, including completing activities of daily living, and work related tasks.

Initially, the physical therapist will focus on pain control and patient education. The goal is to educate the patient on spinal care including positions to avoid. Also, will focus on teaching proper, more efficient ways to transfer in and out of a bed, chair, and car. Education on proper posture and movement patterns is crucial to minimize harmful positions. It’s important to incorporate positions that minimize spinal compression and allow for adequate healing. Various means of pain control that are utilized in physical therapy include: ice and different modalities such as electric stimulation. This can help with healing, improving tissue mobility, and the reduction of inflammation and pain.

Next, the physical therapist will work on exercises focusing on improving flexibility, proper body mechanics, and building up strength, power, endurance and stability in and around the spinal region. Various exercises will be instructed. The physical therapist has knowledge and skills to know what muscles need to be addressed. Also, the patient will be provided a customized home exercise program that reinforces the physical therapy provided.

As the patient continues physical therapy, exercise intensity will be increased with a goal of functional independence. Eventually, the patient will be discharged from physical therapy and advised to continue performing the home exercise program to further improve.

While the spinal surgery addresses the structural damage done, the goal in physical therapy is to learn or relearn how to move in order to prevent further injury to the area involved, or other areas of the spine.

The goal of physical therapy is to help you recover from an acute or chronic injury, improve your overall wellness, and reach your physical therapy goals while optimizing your outcome.

Mobile physical therapy involves a licensed doctor of physical therapy providing physical therapy treatment and rehabilitation services in the comfort of your own home or wherever you may need it.

The advantages of mobile physical therapy include individualized evaluation and treatment, direct access to a licensed specialist, the ability to enable recovery and deliver rehabilitation services in the comfort of your own home, and the convenience of not having to travel to an outpatient or traditional clinic.

Each person's situation is unique, so consult with a healthcare professional to discuss individual needs and determine whether mobile physical therapy is appropriate.

es, mobile physical therapists can work with seniors on a range of conditions, including arthritis, Parkinson's disease, recovery from injuries, or surgeries like hip and knee replacements.

Mobile physical therapy sessions generally include an initial assessment, creation of personalized treatment plans, and implementation of targeted exercises and interventions. These at-home sessions can also involve guidance on mobility aids and adaptive strategies.

e are not contracted with any insurance companies, including Medicare.

An insurance-accepting physical therapy clinic typically schedules at least two to four patients per hour. A majority of the time is spent on passive modalities while patients are guided through exercises by trained assistants.

ReThrive provides one-on-one care without the constraints of health insurance. As a result, we can maximize our time with the patient, without being restricted to focusing on one body part alone. With a full hour of one-on-one time, improvements can be made more quickly.

In comparison to standard private practice clinical treatment sessions, this allows for a more intensive treatment session. Recovery is often quicker as a result.

Upon request, ReThrive can provide you with a receipt that includes billing and diagnosis codes that you can submit to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. ReThrive does not process your reimbursement claim.

Each carrier's reimbursement amount will vary. To find out how much your insurance pays for out-of-network Physical Therapy, contact your insurance provider.

We provide mobile physical therapy services in Scottsdale and the surrounding areas.

You can call our office directly to make an appointment.

We offer a range of physical therapy treatments, including manual therapy, dry needling, joint mobilization, balance training, posture correction, rotator cuff rehabilitation, body mechanics training, and other wellness services to help you recover, deliver and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Concierge physical therapy is a personalized approach to physical therapy treatment that focuses on individualized care, goal setting, and a one-on-one relationship with your licensed doctor of physical therapy.

Mobile physical therapy is a direct access service that does not require referral from a specialist or physician, while home health services require a referral and certification for reimbursement. Mobile physical therapy also focuses on rehabilitation and recovery, while home health services may include a wider range of medical services.

A licensed doctor of physical therapy can evaluate your post-surgical needs, develop an individualized rehabilitation plan, and provide manual therapy and other physical therapy treatments to help you recover faster and more effectively.

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