Directed by Tony Wallace, PT
Post Operative Rehabilitation
For many people, there is nothing more intimidating than having to face necessary surgery and the road to recovery afterward. At Paso Robles Physical Therapy, we are well equipped to assist you in that rehabilitation process that is essential after any one of the multitude of orthopedic surgical procedures.
Post-operative rehabilitation offers its own set of hurdles to overcome. There are precautions, healing times, swelling issues, and protocols for progressive tissue load all to consider. A thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the region is imperative in order to safely progress the patient through the healing process. There needs to be an open line of communication between patient, physician and therapist to engage a rapid recovery. Is the patient going to return to simple daily activities or competitive sports? Is the goal to walk, jog, run or ride horses? Are there other medical issues to consider? All these variables are part of the recovery process.
At PRPT, we employ whatever exercise, procedures and modalities are necessary to achieve these goals. From joint mobilization to balance activities, from scar massage to electrical stimulation, we choose those treatment measures that we feel are most conducive to healing and recovery. We want you to get back to life as you know it! Let us help you toward that goal.
Post-operative diagnoses we treat:
When it comes to orthopedic issues in the extremities (arms and legs), there is no substitute for a thorough assessment and construction of an appropriate treatment plan. It is of utmost importance that an evaluation delineates the problems to be addressed.
Beyond the standard strength and mobility testing, which can reveal much about what needs to be addressed, for each region there are specific tests to assess the nerves and structures of the given area. After assessing these structures the therapist can devise a treatment plan to address the issues found. This may include strengthening, stretching, gaining nerve mobility, restoring normal joint kinematics (proper joint movement), improving balance and coordination, as well as other specific treatment procedures. We may also use modalities to aid in healing, including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, light therapy, heat or cold.
Of utmost importance is discovering what needs to be addressed and then finding ways to treat these issues. This is a joint effort between patient and therapist as we help guide you toward recovery. It is fun, exciting and challenging all at the same time, and we love our work! Our joint care program has helped everyone from retirees who have had joint replacement surgery to athletes with knee (ACL), shoulder (rotator cuff ), elbow and ankle injuries, and working people.
Extremity diagnoses we treat:
Effective Spine care
Back, neck and joint care is more than just treatment protocols at Paso Robles Physical Therapy. It’s a program of one-on-one care from a licensed, skilled physical therapist. And it’s designed to get patients out of pain and back to function as quickly and safely as possible.
Low back problems, for example, are second only to the common cold as the most frequent cause of lost workdays among working adults 45 and under. Our back and neck care program has helped everyone from competitive athletes to pregnant women and working people.
Our physical therapists emphasize one-on-one treatment to assist each patient according to the nature of their pain and specific injury. Their treatments include: