A discussion & guide to moving forward from your orthopedic surgery.
How it works:
BEFORE SURGERY: Prior to surgery, a phone consultation with one of our PTs through our Move to Recover program allows you to enter your procedure with the knowledge you need. We’ll discuss what you can expect following your surgery as it relates to range of motion, pain and physical limitations. Depending on your case, we may recommend “prehab” (physical therapy prior to surgery) to prepare your body mentally and physically for what’s to come. The benefits of prehab may include:
AFTER SURGERY: Through the Move to Recover program, one of our PTs will speak with you post-surgery to answer your follow up questions. We’ll discuss activity guidelines and describe what you can expect on your road to recovery.
We may recommend you come into the clinic for physical therapy following your surgery. We’ll work together to restore strength, flexibility, and function, following guidelines from your surgeon and keeping them updated on your progress.
ACCESS: We provide this service free of charge, with no doctor referral required. However, we will work closely with your surgeon to follow orders they may have for pre- or post-op. We offer this program as a service to our medical community in order to provide the in-depth conversations patients may need during this time.
Over the years we have both needed physical therapy after various injuries and surgeries. Recently we were referred to Athlon by Carl’s surgeon and Gail’s primary healthcare provider. The care that we’ve received at Athlon has been excellent. The big difference we see when comparing Athlon to other therapists we have visited is the atmosphere and attitude of the entire staff. When you walk in you are greeted with a smile at the front desk and after a couple of visits, everyone knows your name. They greet you with a smile, a wave and a “Hi”! You feel like a member of the Athlon family and less like another patient. All the therapists and assistants show genuine interest in helping you understand your treatment and achieving your goals to improve your way of life. Gail will need physical therapy again soon for a hip replacement. She has requested Athlon be her therapist after her surgery.~ Carl & Gail