Rehab After Surgery: Why you need it

April 26, 2019

You've recently had surgery and your mind tells you that it's time to return to your old routines - cleaning house, gardening, etc. But your body says, "Wait! Not so fast." The truth is, before you can get back to business as usual, you'll likely need some rehab to regain your strength.

With the help of a physical therapist and other specialists, rehab will help you learn the best and safest way to walk, bathe, get dressed, and take care of yourself. And you'll get exercises to make your muscles stronger and help you improve the way you move the part of your body where you had your surgery.

Why Do You Need Rehab?

Rehab can typically speed your recovery no matter what kind of operation you've had, be it a joint replacement, heart surgery, or a procedure to treat cancer. At Abernethy Laurels, our team of rehab professionals work with you to create a plan and schedule that suits you and your needs. The goal is to keep you comfortable while working towards the set goals. The therapists work hard to get you in great condition so that you may safely return home. Building those muscles and working with rehab professionals may improve your results and lessen the chance of re-injury.

Call Lisa Union at 828-465-8532 to learn more about rehabilitation at Abernethy Laurels.