Are you told you will need surgery however your doctor would like you to have Therapy before?
Studies show that building range of motion and strength prior to surgery will help with post-operative recovery. Have you heard of muscle memory? This is your body's way of remembering how your muscles were able to fire prior to an acute traumatic episode, including surgery. After surgery, our muscles "shut off" due to swelling within the joint, which limits the ability of our joint receptors to effectively communicate with our brain. This will then slow down or halt neuromuscular connections. If we can educate the muscles prior to the surgery, muscle memory will kick in and these synapses and neuro-muscular connections will regenerate quicker. This will significantly decrease recovery time.
Are you scheduled for a hip or knee replacement?
Studies show that a few pre-operative sessions may be helpful to provide patient education and training on post-operative assistive walking devices, planning for recovery, and managing expectations. With the use of Therapy prior to total joint replacement surgery, there may be a reduction in the amount of post-operative Therapy needed.
Are you recovering from surgery?
After surgery, our muscles "shut off" due to swelling within the joint which limits the ability of our joint receptors to effectively communicate with our brain. This will then slow down or halt neuro-muscular connections. Our goal is to decrease the swelling within the joint and re-establish these neuromuscular connections as quickly as possible in order to get your muscles to fire and function optimally. Improving range of motion is extremely important after surgery in order to ensure the proper bio-mechanical function of your joints and the surrounding tissue.
Pre and Post Operative
Goals of post-operative recovery:
Decrease localized inflammation and swelling
Decrease pain and discomfort
Improve range of motion of the surrounding tissue and joints
Re-establish neuromuscular connections and proper joint bio-mechanics
Re-educate the surrounding muscles
Strengthen the surrounding muscles
Maintain and improve flexibility of the neighboring joints and muscles
Regain full function
Get back to doing what you love
Why Choose Us
After six months of suffering sciatica, going to a chiropractor and acupuncture with no relief, I found this company and Dr. Kimberly Seman whom after 4 or 5 visits rendered me pain free. She is so knowledgeable about the body and I knew instantly after our first session I was on my way to recovery. I must also add how very sweet and kind she was as she performed her skills on me. I will be forever grateful to her.