Pre-Surgical Physical Therapy

Do you have surgery approaching?

Our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN physical therapy clinics, will help you recover faster!


Are you looking for ways to prepare yourself for an upcoming surgery? Do you want to do whatever you can to maximize your outcome from surgery? Our team of physical therapists at Maximum Rehabilitation Services will help you mentally and physically ready for your upcoming surgery to ensure you set yourself up for a successful procedure and a quick recovery.

Our pre-surgical physical therapy programs use the most advanced techniques to yield excellent results. You can prepare yourself for the surgery, the rehabilitation immediately after surgery, and your long-term outcomes by working with us throughout the entire process.

Your physical preparedness before surgery can influence how well you come out of surgery and the length of time it takes you to recover afterward. For example, minimizing or eliminating swelling can help your post-operative swelling. In addition, restoring or maximizing your range of motion and strength before surgery can significantly affect your post-operative pain and function.

Your overall fitness and health status before surgery are critical to your post-surgery recovery. Fortunately, Maximum Rehabilitation Services can assist you in mentally and physically preparing for a quick recovery following a procedure.

Request an appointment with one of our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, or Munster, IN therapists today to learn more about how pre-surgical physical therapy can help you recover from surgery faster.

What are the advantages of pre-surgical physical therapy?

Participating in pre-surgical physical therapy will improve your postoperative results and shorten your recovery time. Reducing swelling, improving range of motion, and answering questions about the surgery, postoperative rehabilitation, and long-term outcome prognosis can help you set the stage for a successful recovery!

Pre-operative exercises will improve your range of motion, strength, and movement patterns before and after surgery. If you go into your surgery with minimal to no swelling, full range of motion, strength, and good general health, you will be able to return to regular function much faster.

Why you should pursue pre-surgical physical therapy in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, Or Munster, IN

When you begin a pre-surgical physical therapy program with Maximum Rehabilitation Services, we will design a plan to follow up until the surgery and immediately postoperatively. We recognize the importance of evidence-based care and emphasize results with our preoperative therapy. Here are some proven reasons why physical therapy is helpful before surgery.

Pre-hab can assist in alleviating your current aches and pains.

Our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN physical therapists can help you with your current discomfort. Our therapists will use a variety of treatments, including modalities and targeted manual therapy, to minimize swelling and improve mobility of the joints and soft tissues. These techniques can help you alleviate your pain and learn how to manage any soreness or pain after surgery.

It enhances the outcome of your operation.

As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.” The better you feel before surgery, the better you’ll feel after. The mental and physical toll an injury has on the body can negatively affect the outcome of a surgery. Taking the time to prepare ahead of time enhances the likelihood of a successful outcome.

Physical therapists are highly trained in all aspects of health and well-being. Our therapists can discuss strategies like proper sleep, nutrition, and mentally preparing can help minimize adverse outcomes and maximize your overall recovery!

It reduces your chances of complications after surgery.

Swelling and struggle with a range of motion after surgery are often reasons for added pain and frustration. Also, learning about the signs and symptoms of serious issues like blood clots and infection can help prepare you to know what to look for and address to minimize complications.

Some people find rehabilitation immediately after surgery challenging due to pain or medication miscues. Our team will help you understand what is normal and to be expected and what needs to be addressed sooner than later.

Physical therapy will improve your range of motion, strength, and mobility leading up to your surgery so your body is prepared as well as it can be for the surgery.

Pre-hab shortens your recovery time.

Getting your physical body prepared can help shorten your recovery time. If you go into surgery with a lot of swelling, major range of motion deficits, significant weakness, and major balance or gait abnormalities, you will have to dig yourself out of a hole before getting started on the rehabilitation from the actual surgery.

Strong muscles, full range of motion, and no swelling before surgery allow you to return to normal much faster. Participating in a pre-surgery rehab program can help make your recovery much easier.

Pre-operative care may help you avoid surgery entirely.

Yes, you read that correctly!

In some cases, attending physical therapy before surgery can resolve the pain and limitations that led you to surgery in the first past. Research has shown that physical therapy has the same or better results than surgery. Conditions like meniscus tears, hip impingement, and shoulder impingement all respond very well to physical therapy treatments.

If your condition improves significantly after attending physical therapy, you can delay or cancel your surgery and consult with your surgeon about your options.

Prepare to have surgery with Maximum Rehabilitation Services

Preparing for surgery can be stressful, but a pre-hab program at our clinics in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN can help. We are dedicated to providing you with the most advanced treatment methods possible.

For the best results, you should start as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment with our specialists to ensure a faster recovery.

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!

Maximize Your Full Health Potential! Get Started on Your Recovery Today!