PreHab Program

At Western Berks Physical Therapy we help patients prepare for, and recover from, orthopedic and pelvic surgeries to ensure the best possible outcome in a short-term physical therapy program designed to help your body become as strong as possible prior to surgery.

With Western Berks Physical Therapy’s PreHab program, recovery begins before surgery through functional skill training, home safety preparation and patient education. Our expert team of clinicians encourage proper muscle function prior to surgery to deliver high quality long-lasting outcomes to patients of all ages. This is a program designed specifically for you by your physical therapist that can help you achieve greater outcomes after surgery.

Statistics prove that recovery is made faster, safer and less costly when patients prepare ahead of time for surgery. A single preoperative physical therapy visit improves key outcomes, both clinically and financially, following orthopedic and pelvic surgeries. PreHab patients have increased strength and stamina following surgery, as well as a greater understanding of how to manage all aspects of their rehabilitation leading to reduced healthcare costs and improved outcomes.

ORTHOPEDIC REHAB

Orthopedic preoperative physical therapy or PreHab is appropriate for patients of any age who are undergoing surgery. Prehabilitation generally occurs prior to surgical procedures such as:

  • Hip replacements
  • Knee replacements
  • Shoulder replacements
  • Rotator cuff repairs
  • ACL repairs
  • Joint Replacements
  • Soft Tissue Repairs
  • Revision Surgeries
  • Spinal Surgeries

What to Expect:

  • A thorough and compassionate evaluation to establish your goals.
  • Personalized treatment plan developed and delivered by a highly trained Physical Therapist.
  • Mentally and physically prepare for surgery.
  • Reduce pain and inflammation before and after surgery.
  • Optimize muscular function and range of motion.
  • Gain a solid understanding of how to manage all aspects of your rehabilitation.
  • Improved surgical outcome, quicker recovery and reduced healthcare costs.

The idea of PreHab is simple: When you start with better overall function prior to surgery, you are much further advanced along the road to recovery. With guidance from your surgeon, your physical therapist will design a program appropriate for your current physical and medical condition. Your therapist’s goal is to prepare you for what to expect in the days and weeks following your surgery.

 

PELVIC PREHAB

Just like with orthopedic surgeries, ‘Pelvic PreHab’ or preoperative pelvic physical therapy encourages proper muscle function prior to surgery. Through promoting optimal bladder, bowel and sexual function before and after surgery, our expert team of specialists deliver high quality long-lasting outcomes.

Many patients with urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and low-grade pelvic organ prolapse respond very well to physical therapy interventions focusing on regaining optimal muscle function and improving behavioral habits related to pelvic health and body mechanics.

Who can benefit from preoperative pelvic physical therapy?

Preoperative physical therapy or PreHab is appropriate for patients of any age who are undergoing surgery. The most common use of pelvic prehabilitation occurs prior to a:

  • Vaginal or Pelvic Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Sling procedure
  • Prolapse repair
  • Prostatectomy

What To Expect:

  • A thorough and compassionate evaluation to establish your goals.
  • Personalized pelvic floor treatment plan developed and delivered by a highly trained Pelvic Floor Specialist.
  • Customized pelvic floor muscle exercise program.
  • 1 on 1 private treatment sessions providing education, advice and support for the best possible outcome.

After Surgery:

After surgery we look forward to helping you recover as quickly and safely as possible. Our coordination of your PreHab program allows us to play a more active and valuable role in your long-term recovery and post-operative physical rehabilitation.

Does insurance cover preoperative physical therapy?

Both pre-operative rehabilitation and post-operative rehabilitation therapies are covered by most major insurance policies because research has shown that these programs can help reduce complications and shorten recovery times.

Make an Appointment

Call today to schedule PreHab at one of our convenient locations!

Robesonia – 1011 West Penn Ave – Ph: 610-589-2263
Wyomissing – 1405 A Penn Ave – Ph: 610-396-9278
Laureldale – 3212 Kutztown Rd – Ph: 610-370-7817