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How Chiropractic Care Can Help in Post-Surgical Rehabilitation?

If you have undergone a surgery, chances are, you will need post-surgical rehabilitation that takes the form of physiotherapy, chiropractic care, etc. You can consult some of the best orthopaedic doctors in Canada and opt for chiropractic care in Calgary.

Many individuals undergo an orthopedic procedure such as a spinal fusion, knee replacement, or fracture repair and are prescribed some form of rehabilitative therapy that generally uses a cookie-cutter approach based upon protocols. 

Therefore, at Vista Physiotherapy in Calgary, we customize chiropractic treatment for the following operations —

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Hip replacement
  • Back surgery such as: Cervical & Lumbar discectomies & laminectomies
  • Knee arthroscopy

Apart from post-surgical needs, here’s everything that your next chiropractic care therapy can cure.

Butl, for post-surgical rehabilitation, let’s find out what chiropractors can offer.

Restoring spinal integrity through chiropractic

Even if only to have an idea of how much the operation messed with your spine, it's a good idea to consult a skilled chiropractor afterward.

Professionals in the field of spine surgery can advise you on the best course of action to take after surgery to aid in the full recovery of your body. This approach takes into account your unique circumstances while designing a treatment plan for you. Most notably, it won't conflict with the physical treatment you're already doing or the rehabilitation programme your doctor has recommended. It's purely supplementary, with the spine being the primary emphasis.

There's more to chiropractic care after surgery than just cracking your back. Low-velocity adjustments, traction, myofascial release, and basic stretching and strengthening are emphasized more than in conventional care. In order to carefully restore spinal integrity, a combination of adjustments that is specifically designed for each patient might be used.

Pain reduction

After surgery, several people fear physical therapy. They worry that it will make their suffering much worse. On the other hand, physiotherapy is meant to loosen up the tight muscles and get you back to peak physical shape. Depending on how diligently you commit to your treatment sessions, you may even be able to recover more strength than you had before surgery.

Improved blood circulation

For the most part, the day following surgery will include you resting in bed. This makes it difficult for your body to get the blood and oxygen it needs to repair.

Chiropractic care helps you after a back and neck procedure?

If your spinal complaint has been diagnosed and your healthcare team has recommended surgery, it is important to have a solid plan in place for which provider you will visit after surgery to ensure a timely and effective recovery. 

Our chiropractors can help you recover from surgery in the days after the procedure and during the first year after it.

During this first stage, the focus is often on alleviating any discomfort and learning proper movement technique. 

After the first phase of rehabilitation, the therapist will use light mobilization and stability exercises to help you strengthen the muscles surrounding your procedure and get you moving more freely.

After the manual therapy and stabilization phase, our chiropractors will work with you to return you to the activities you love by using activity-specific rehabilitation as well as chiropractic adjustments to the areas around your surgery to restore spinal motion and make your spine healthier and durable than ever.

Post-rehabilitation for lower extremity procedures

Lower extremity procedures include—

  • Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair
  • Medial Cruciate Ligament (MCL) Repair
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Achilles Tendon Reattachment
  • Mortons Neuroma
  • Bunionectomy

Hip replacement, ligament repair (ACL, MCL, LCL), and other minor foot and ankle treatments account for the vast majority of lower extremity surgeries. Since each operation is unique, it is essential that you have an open line of communication between your surgeon and your rehabilitation doctor.

Rehabilitation after lower extremity surgery is different from that after spinal or upper extremity surgery in that you will likely need a wheelchair or crutches. That's why it's crucial to schedule an appointment with a movement-based chiropractor like those at Miami Spine and Performance before undergoing surgery so you can make preparations for your recovery.

However, blending physical therapy with chiropractic care increases overall blood flow, which speeds up the healing process. The operation site will heal more quickly thanks to the blood's supply of nutrients and oxygen. Doing workouts that increase your heart rate in a safe manner is the most effective technique to improve blood circulation.

The primary goals of early therapy are to reduce swelling and inflammation and initiate the healing process, while the secondary goals are focused on restoring full function. It takes time for the body to mend and get back to normal, and the rehabilitation procedure that follows surgery is frequently just as crucial as the operation itself. 

Our chiropractic and physical therapy staff is well prepared to aid with postoperative recoveries. A state-of-the-art rehabilitation suite is available here, along with all the necessary equipment.
Reach out to our physiotherapists in Calgary who can help you start the post-surgical rehabilitation care by blending in chiropractic treatment.