Post-Surgical Rehab Costa Mesa, CA

Find Fast Relief from Your Surgical Procedure with Post-Surgical Rehab

Set Yourself up for a Smooth Recovery

Do you have a surgery coming up that you’ve been anxious about? It is normal to be a bit nervous when planning for surgery, wondering how quickly you’ll be able to get back to doing all the things you love. Fortunately, knowing you have a post-surgical physical therapy plan set beforehand can help ease some of your stress.

Are you looking to recover from your surgery as quickly as possible? Of course, you are! Let Power Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine help! Contact us today for an appointment with one of our dedicated Costa Mesa, CA physical therapists. They will create a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs so you can get back to your life faster!

How will a post-surgical treatment plan help me?

While your physician may recommend pain management drugs, physical therapy has been known to relieve pain without the need for them. Pain-killing drugs mask the pain while physical therapy resolves the issue where the pain is originating. This is achieved with specialized methods, techniques, and modalities, such as ultrasound, joint mobilizations, laser therapy, electrical stimulation, and home exercise programs.

Whatever you may need surgery for, Power Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine can help you get to your optimum levels of function afterward. Our Costa Mesa, CA physical therapists will create a treatment plan that will include targeted stretches and exercises to help you recover and get back to your normal daily life.

We are dedicated to making sure you are living a healthy life, even after your post-surgical rehab treatments are over. Because of this, part of your treatment plan will also include education on any lifestyle and/or nutritional changes you can make in order to optimize your long-term health, avoid injuring yourself and avoid the need for additional surgeries in the future.

The days and weeks following a surgical procedure may result in physical limitations. Our physical therapist can advise you on ways to accommodate these limitations, such as how to go up and down the stairs, put on clothes, or get in and out of a car. This can be done with the assistance of adaptive tools to compensate for reduced movement. By making these adjustments, you will be able to move around comfortably while also working to restore the normal range of movement in your body.

What are the biggest benefits of post-surgical rehab?

Both pre- and post-surgical rehab are essential elements of successful surgical outcomes. Any type of surgery can be considered a form of trauma and can affect the body differently. Even minor and uncomplicated surgical procedures can have a major impact on your health. Because of this, post-surgical rehab with a Costa Mesa, CA physical therapist is especially important, in order to make sure everything goes smoothly after your operation is done.

Individualized post-surgical rehab at Power Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine not only minimizes your pain and accelerates your rate of healing, but it can also reduce the chances of postoperative complications, including infections, bleeding, blood clots, muscle weakness, scar tissue, decreased function, and other factors that can negatively impact your long-term health.

Another critical reason for selecting post-surgical physical therapy is its ability to help you reduce or completely avoid prescription painkillers, including opioids. An opioid epidemic is currently gripping the country and impacting every socioeconomic class. According to the CDC, an estimated 115 people every day die from an opioid overdose, and upwards of 29% of people, prescribed opioids will end up misusing these dangerous drugs.

For this reason, the CDC advises people to choose physical therapy over prescription painkillers whenever possible.

Common causes for surgical intervention

When conservative treatment options for an injury or health condition fail to provide effective relief, many physicians will recommend surgical correction. Some common conditions that may lead to surgery include, but are not limited to:

  • Heart surgery – ablations, stent placements, cardiac pacemakers, etc
  • ACL, MCL, and/or meniscus repairs
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Full or partial knee replacements
  • Total hip replacements

The impact of these surgeries on your body should not be understated. Most surgeries incur at least some degree of pain, inflammation, mobility limitations, and swelling. To complicate matters, you likely were already experiencing pain and dysfunction prior to your operation!

To accommodate healing tissues and/or to avoid recurring dysfunction, it is likely that you will have to learn how to do certain things all over again, like walking and getting dressed. Our Costa Mesa, CA physical therapists can teach you how to perform tasks safely while following critical post-operative guidelines.

These guidelines are often outlined by your surgeon and could include safe positions for your hip, knee, sternal, spine, non-weight bearing guidelines, etc.

Find relief today

Click the link below to schedule a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best.

If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Power Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine can help you relieve your pain and return to work – we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at our clinic:

Note: This Free Discovery Session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy – unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free discovery session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done – without any financial risk on your part.

If you want to know what it costs – and what availability we have at our physical therapy office in Costa Mesa, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:

Here’s The People We’ve Helped Recently With Their Post-Surgical Rehab

Please enjoy these case-studies of other people just like you who came to see the Physical Therapy Team at Power Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine - and left much healthier and happier.

Stan B Success Story from Power Physical Therapy

I was treated by Dr. Nowlin for bilateral total knee replacement and two separate (4 total) surgeries on both elbows. With his and his staff’s help/guidance, I was able to walk around Europe within six months of the surgery on my knees.

- Stan B.

Julie B Success Story from Power Physical Therapy

I came to Power Physical Therapy after a full knee replacement; at the time I was using a walker and had very limited movement. In the next six months, I gradually improved from using a one-pound ankle weight to lifting thirty pounds (on both legs) and walking without the walker.

- Julie B.

John S Success Story from Power Physical Therapy

I started coming to Power Physical Therapy after my second of four surgeries related to one knee injury. Throughout the one and half years of surgeries, I was unable to perform any physical activities that involved the knee. Due to the nature of the injury and recovery, my left quad, calf, and hamstring severely atrophied. During my tenure here, they were able to help rebuild much of my muscles and strength back where physical activities were possible. Though I was instructed never to play soccer again, I am still able to jog, lift, and do many of the activities I loved and thought I may not be able to do without pain.

- John S

Thank you, Stephanie, Erik, and Doctor Mark, for everything. I came in for your help after knee replacement surgery. I could barely walk or bend my knee and now I can walk miles and climb stairs thanks to all your help and time with me. My husband was a former patient with you and Power PT made him good as new. Thanks again for everything. I appreciate you all so much!

- Ginger G.

Gerardo C Success Story from Power Physical Therapy

My experience at Power Physical Therapy was amazing. At first I was a bit scared going through the exercises, however, everyone working at the office was very helpful and patient during every exercise. The relationships that I have built with people working here are ones that I will always remember. All the exercises provided by the therapist are very helpful when recovering from an ACL and meniscus surgery. I could not have gone to a better therapy place than Power Physical Therapy.

- Gerardo C.

Eddie M Success Story from Power Physical Therapy

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here at Power Physical Therapy with Mark Nowlin and staff. From surgery to final PT session, I feel that my physical recovery has gone very well and steady improvements were noticeable on a weekly basis. My range of motion for my left knee was about 85% and after my sessions, I was able to get back to close to 100% at around 140˚.

- Eddie M.

Theresia S Success Story from Power Physical Therapy

I arrived at Power PT shortly after major surgery to my left leg and ankle. I had fallen downstairs at work and then needed emergency surgery to mend a broken tibia, fibula, and a shattered ankle. Dr. Nowlin first saw me when I had numerous screws in my leg and ankle, a 6-8 inch plate along the lower portion of my leg/ankle, and a rod running down the length of my tibia. I was in pain and needed to build strength and walk. Dr. Nowlin was a God-send, and determined to get me to where I needed to be…he knew what was possible, and he didn’t let up for a minute. Before the second surgery to take out all the hardware, I was not able to walk down stairs easily - I had to take each step by bringing one foot to the other at each step. However, after the second surgery, and after a few weeks using the RRT method, I discovered I could walk down stairs normally – one foot at each step. This was a “hurrah” moment!!

- Theresia S.

Katie S Success Story from Power Physical Therapy

Before coming to therapy I was very limited in movement and didn’t trust my ankle to be able to do simple things such as jumping or planting. Since I’ve been doing therapy, I find myself moving much easier in everyday life and being able to do a lot more with basketball. Even though I am still not fully cleared, I finally do not feel like I am hurt anymore. I think the hands-on work has really loosened up how tight my ankle has been after surgery. Thank you for everything and helping me ensure that my senior year is the best ever. I’m excited to no longer be limited by this injury!

- Katie S.