Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Do You Have An Upcoming Surgery?

Accelerate Your Recovery With Post-Surgical Rehabilitation in New Jersey!


At our Bens Total Wellness Therapy, we specialize in providing comprehensive, patient-centered physical therapy treatments that aim to restore strength and mobility and empower you to take control of your health and well-being.

Research indicates that early post-surgical physical therapy can significantly enhance recovery, reducing healing time and improving functionality. From regaining strength and mobility to managing pain and reducing the risk of further complications, physical therapy offers numerous benefits to individuals who have recently undergone surgery.

Common post-surgical conditions that physical therapists in New Jersey treat include total hip and knee replacements, rotator cuff repairs, and spinal surgeries. Surgical conditions can significantly impact people’s daily life, hindering their ability to move freely, perform regular tasks, and maintain an active lifestyle.

Our expert physical therapists are committed to helping you navigate your post-surgical rehabilitation journey. Whether you’re learning to move again after a joint replacement, building strength following a rotator cuff repair, managing pain after spinal surgery, or regaining endurance after heart surgery, we are here for you.

Together, we can create a customized physical therapy plan to expedite your recovery and restore your quality of life. Your journey towards a healthier, stronger, and more confident you start at Bens Total Wellness Therapy servicing the areas of New Jersey!

Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

Total Hip Replacement

How physical therapy can help you get moving again

As tempting as it might be to stay in bed following your joint surgery, you need to start working on your rehabilitation as soon as you can.

  • Research shows that patients who undergo physical therapy were better at balancing, getting out of chairs, climbing stairs, and walking than patients who just received standard postoperative care. Your personalized physical therapy plan may consist of:
  • Range of motion exercises – Exercises to restore your range of motion are critically important, not only for helping your new joint enjoy optimal function but also for helping to prevent adhesions.
  • Strength and balance training – Our physical therapy center can prescribe strength training to help you rebuild damaged or atrophied muscles. Neuromuscular re-education exercises can help you regain weight-bearing joint stability.
  • Massage therapy – Massage therapy boosts blood flow and drainage in tissues following surgery. It can also keep the tissue loose and limber while reducing scar tissue formation.
  • Heat and cold treatments – Applications of heat or cold can control post-operative swelling, ease inflammation, and relieve pain.

Training on assistive devices – Over the course of your recuperation, you may have to depend on assistive devices such as crutches or canes. Your physical therapy regimen can include training on how to use these devices safely and efficiently.

Your physical therapist will use their expert knowledge to determine what your treatment plan will look like and take into account factors such as your age, source of injury, and current fitness level.

Total Knee Replacement

Physical therapy after knee replacement

If you have had a total knee replacement, physical therapy will be necessary for rehabilitation. Your physical therapist will provide a treatment plan for you that will assist in restoring your range of motion, flexibility, strength, endurance, and overall mobility of the affected joint.

Your initial appointment will consist of a physical evaluation to determine what course of treatment will be best for your needs. Your physical therapist will create a specialized treatment plan based on your assessment to rehabilitate and bring you back to your optimum physical health.

At first, your treatment plan will consist of passive physical therapy, primarily focused on pain relief, swelling control, and restoring basic mobility. This may include manual therapy, gentle therapeutic exercises, or any other combination of treatment services that your physical therapist deems for your treatment plan.

After your passive therapy, you will continue into active physical therapy treatments. These will include strengthening exercises, balance, and gait training to ensure you progress while simultaneously preventing falls or other injuries that could inhibit your progress.

In addition, at-home treatments will help make your recovery as quick and comfortable as possible, so your knee can get back to its normal level of function!

Total Shoulder Replacement

What to expect at your physical therapy visits

We will start with a post-surgical evaluation that includes checking your wound to ensure no infection has formed. Your therapist will also ask a series of questions to determine your current status and your individual goals.

Our physical therapists are movement experts and will help improve your quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed exercises. We use the information gathered in the initial evaluation to develop a comprehensive program that includes targeted manual techniques, mobility work, strengthening, and any appropriate pain relief technique.

Rehabilitation should start immediately following surgery to ensure the fastest recovery possible. Once you get your shoulders moving again, there are some exercises you can do on your own, and your physical therapist will provide clear instructions to ensure you have the best possible outcome!

Are You Searching for Expert Post-Surgical Rehabilitation?

Our team of skilled physical therapists in New Jersey is here to help you regain your strength, mobility, and confidence. We’re committed to providing the highest level of care.

When you first come to us, we dive deep into your medical history and conduct specialized testing. Your history is integral to our evaluation, enabling us to fully understand your past health events and their influence on your condition. Specialized testing, on the other hand, offers detailed insight into your body’s unique needs, allowing us to tailor our approach for optimal recovery.

Among the most common techniques used by our therapists include the following:

  • Manual Therapy: This treatment involves hands-on techniques to improve tissue mobility, decrease pain, and improve function.
  • Therapeutic Exercise: Our team will guide you through specific movements designed to increase strength, mobility, and endurance.
  • Neuromuscular Reeducation: This treatment aims to improve movement, balance, coordination, and posture.

Our treatments extend to a wide variety of surgical conditions. For example, we guide patients through tailored rehabilitation programs after spine surgeries, such as discectomy and fusion surgeries for cervical or lumbar regions.

Each physical therapist in our team is dedicated to your recovery, applying proven techniques that increase your overall function and well-being after surgery. The impact of physical therapy is profound, often shortening recovery times and enhancing the quality of life post-surgery. Our mission is to ensure you experience these benefits first-hand.

Our team is ready to guide and support you every step of the way. Contact us in New Jersey today to schedule your comprehensive evaluation!

What Are the Advantages of Post-Surgical Rehabilitation in New Jersey?

At Bens Total Wellness Therapy, our expertise in post-surgical rehabilitation is helping patients in New Jersey return to their lives with strength, mobility, and confidence. We are committed to fostering faster recovery, reducing pain, and improving functionality after surgery. Explore how our specially tailored programs can transform your healing journey.

Most Common Types of Surgeries and Benefits of Physical Therapy:

  • Orthopedic Surgeries: These surgeries are related to the musculoskeletal system, such as hip and knee replacements or spine surgery. Post-surgical rehabilitation improves joint movement, strengthens muscles, and accelerates the return to regular activities, making recovery smoother and faster.
  • Neurological Surgeries: After surgeries on the brain or spinal cord, physical therapy is crucial for managing motor control, balance, and coordination. It helps improve mobility, decrease muscle spasms, and enhance cognitive functions, making daily life easier for patients.

Physical therapy after surgery isn’t just about healing; it’s about regaining the quality of life you enjoyed before your operation. And at Bens Total Wellness Therapy, our expert physical therapists are ready to help you every step of the way.

Don’t let surgery slow you down. Embrace a faster, safer, and more comfortable recovery with our post-surgical rehabilitation program. Let us create a customized therapy plan for you, blending cutting-edge techniques with compassionate care. Take the first step towards reclaiming your life. Your road to recovery is just a phone call away.

Schedule an appointment with our physical therapy experts today!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!