Using physical therapy to recover from surgery
One of the best ways to get your body back to normal after a traumatic accident or surgery is to get back into exercise as much as possible. If you do not stay active whilst you are healing from an injury or surgery then you may find that you lose a little of your range of motion in whatever was affected, and you may also notice that it never quite heals back to normal. See your doctor and ask to be referred to a physical therapist after surgery, as this will help you to get active again, whilst not risking injuring yourself.
- Ask your doctor for advice before surgery. Find out from your doctor how quickly you are likely to be able to exercise again, and whether or not they would recommend physical therapy during your recovery. They may recommend that you avoid exercise for some time after your surgery, in which case this advice should be followed first.
- Get recommendations for the right physical therapist. Ask your doctor if there is a physical therapist they would suggest, and if not research online and ask friends and family for recommendations. This will ensure that you find someone you will be happy with.
- Have sessions in the hospital. If you are allowed, see if you can book some sessions whilst you are still recovering in hospital. Not only will this get you up and about quicker, it will help you to retain your full range of motion before anything has healed too much.
- Keep track of how you feel. Make notes after each session to plot how you are recovering and how the sessions make you feel. If you are feeling pain or that anything is getting worse, speak to your therapist and cease sessions immediately.
When to find solicitors in Inverkeithing after surgery
If you feel that your surgery has gone wrong, that you have been injured by a doctor or that your doctor has been negligent, you are well within your rights to ask for compensation. If your hospital does not offer compensation to you, you might want to look into solicitors in Inverkeithing who can help to process your claim for you.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and dedicated solicitors in Inverkeithing who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about what has happened to you, and find out whether or not you have a strong enough case for a successful compensation claim. If you do then you will be passed over to our experienced solicitors in Inverkeithing, who will work on your behalf so that you don’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 7th April 2014
Author: David Brown