Did you know you don’t have to wait until an injury or surgery to receive physical or occupational therapy?
Short-term rehabilitation, a go-to for those recovering from an operation or accident, can also benefit people who aren't recovering from an acute condition. Whether you want to travel more, do more around the house or keep up with the grand kids, rehabilitation can help you regain strength, balance and overall vitality.
No one should have to live with pain and discomfort. And while pain medications are designed to provide immediate relief, a physical or occupational therapist can provide comprehensive clinical support. These specialists work with people who wish to meet goals of all kinds—from gardening with less pain to crossing the finish line again.
Are you getting back into fitness? A therapist can help you plan milestones to prepare for that upcoming 5k run or learn ways to exercise with reduced pain. Therapists specialize in techniques to help counter joint pain in ways a personal trainer can't. And a rehab gym offers state-of-the-art technology that is unlikely to be matched at a typical fitness center.
You may have a hip or knee replacement coming up, but short-term therapy can help you begin the recovery process ahead of schedule. Frequently called “pre-hab,” a pre-surgical program can benefit patients by assisting with the motor skills most likely to be impacted by the surgery. Some therapists recommend pre-hab as a way to help speed up the healing process.
This is also a great way to get to know short-term rehab providers so you can decide where you want to recover after your surgery.
Always remember that no matter your situation, short-term therapy is your call. You decide when, where and how to recover!
If you have any questions, contact the Life Care facility nearest you. An associate would be happy to answer your questions or schedule a personal tour of the facility.