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Why You Should Do Physical Therapy Before Surgery

Has your doctor told you it is time for rotor cuff surgery? Do you constantly limp due to a bulging disc and other back pain and strain? Surgery is an invasive process, and sometimes leaves a patient in a worse situation. Come to our office before you schedule a surgery to find out how we can help. Many physical ailments can be alleviated through the appropriate intervention techniques.

According to a recent study of Swedish amateur athletes, those who received ACL therapy before a surgery were able to avoid surgery altogether. If you start out with rehab only, there is a good change you can have a positive outcome compared to early ACL surgery. It is surprising to many people to learn that they do not end up needing ACL reconstruction.

Each year, close to 200,000 Americans will need ACL surgery. Some patients feel a knee brace is the best way to prevent additional problems with the knee. While a knee brace can provide support, there are some other things that must be done to keep the knee strong. We highly recommend visiting our offices and sitting down for an evaluation to find out how our programs can help.

Even if your doctor still recommends surgery, there are some basic exercises we will teach you prior to the surgery. They are designed to strengthen the knee and improve flexibility. These techniques will help you recover faster from surgery.

For more information about our services, and how we can help you get back on your feet and feeling better faster, contact Layton Physical Therapy today (801) 896-9624!

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