If you are one of the nearly one million people who will have surgery to repair a hernia this year, you may have questions about what you can do to safely aid your recovery. Perhaps more importantly, you may be asking what can be done to prevent a similar injury from occurring in the future.
The board-certified physical therapists at the offices of Therapeutics Unlimited work with our patients’ doctors to develop a regimen of treatment and gentle stretching during their recovery, and then prepare a customized series of targeted strengthening exercises to minimize the likelihood of a recurrence. Our friendly, attentive staff members have the experience and equipment to guide each patient through the process of recovering from hernia surgery. Our goal is to relieve our patients’ discomfort and get them back to the activities they love.
Every patient is different, and that’s why our staff conducts a comprehensive assessment that includes each person’s medical history and fitness level before beginning any treatment program. We are experts when it comes to balancing the body’s delicate mechanics, making sure that each part of the anatomy is doing its share of the work.
The set of abdominal muscles in the area where hernias occur play a critical role in so many of our basic movements — from everyday functions, to athletic activities. It’s no wonder why they are referred to as an essential part of the “core” that helps stabilize our bodies and protect our spines. When those core muscles are weak, we are at risk for injuries because we are putting too much strain on other muscles and joints.
At the offices of Therapeutics Unlimited, our goals are to safely restore and improve each patient’s core muscle function, and provide them with guidance for continuing their recovery at home on their own. Your road to recovery starts here; contact us today for an evaluation.