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Post Operative Rehabilitation

Postoperative rehabilitation aims to help you make a complete recovery after surgery so that you can restore full or near-full function to an injured body part. At The Rehab Docs in Daniel Island, South Carolina, physical therapist Sam Sheppard, PT, DPT, and other providers offer postoperative rehabilitation for individuals who have undergone surgery for athletic injuries. To book an appointment, call The Rehab Docs, or schedule online today.


Post Operative Rehabilitation Q & A

What is postoperative rehabilitation?

Postoperative rehabilitation is a program you undergo after surgery that helps optimize your healing and ensures that you return to the best possible state of function that you can reach after your operation. 

If an injury is severe enough to need surgery, the surgery alone is not the end of your treatment. You’ll need a tailored, results-based care plan that helps you work toward short-term goals for long-term benefits. Physical therapy, chiropractic care, and a range of therapeutic treatments can help your body heal while maintaining a reasonable range of motion. 


The Rehab Docs specialize in postoperative rehabilitation for musculoskeletal athletic injuries, which can impact the function of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. After surgery, it takes some time for your body to heal. By engaging in postoperative rehabilitation services during this time, you can build back the strength and mobility of the injured body part. 

Who can benefit from postoperative rehabilitation?

Postoperative rehabilitation might benefit you after surgery if you sustained one or more serious soft tissue injuries while engaging in physical activity. Despite the substantial health benefits of athletics and training, they put you at an increased risk of injuries even if you use the correct techniques. 

You may benefit from postoperative rehabilitation after surgery for common sports injuries like:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Patellar subluxation
  • Ankle impingement
  • Osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow

Plenty of other athletic injuries may require surgery, which can all benefit from postoperative rehabilitation. The Rehab Docs coordinate your care with any other providers involved in your treatment and recovery, including your surgeon.

What does postoperative rehabilitation involve?

The Rehab Docs offer a considerable array of postoperative rehabilitation treatments and services to improve the healing processes and allow you to get back to your sport as soon as possible. Your care plan depends on your specific injury, its severity, and your goals in healing. 

The rehabilitative options that may be included in your care plan include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Physical therapy
  • Cupping
  • Stretching
  • Dry needling
  • Massage therapy
  • Active Release Technique® (ART)

The main objective of postoperative rehabilitation is to get you back to your favorite sports and activities without compromising your health or healing. Going through rehabilitation before returning to sport reduces your risk of injury and improves your chances of returning to your full potential.

For more information on postoperative rehabilitation and its benefits, call The Rehab Docs, or book an appointment online today. 
The Rehab Docs
✆ Phone (appointments): 843-749-8848
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 843-834-6406
Address: 145 River Landing Dr., , Daniel Island, SC 29492