Surgical Rehabilitation in Chattanooga, TN

post surgical rehabilitationRehabilitation programs follow specific post-surgical rehabilitation protocols focusing on individualized treatment interventions with the goal of therapy of returning the patient to optimal strength, function and mobility.


Depending on the reason for surgery, many physicians refer patients to physical therapy before a scheduled surgery. The purpose of pre-surgical physical therapy will vary. Your therapist may want to discuss your post-surgical precautions and/or restrictions. You may be instructed on how to safely move in bed, get in and out of a chair, and use an assistive device, such as crutches or a walker. You may be given exercises to perform at home in order to maximize your range of motion before surgery. 

Post-surgical rehabilitation

Our goal during your post-surgical rehabilitation is to return you to your prior level of physical function as safely and thoroughly as possible. This includes successful return to your work, recreational activities, and competitive sports. Our therapists provide one-on-one treatment sessions to closely monitor your progress and will advance you according to your response as well as your physician’s recommendations.

Your participation in your rehabilitation is critical. On your first post-surgical visit, your therapist will work with you to establish your goals for therapy. Your therapist will review any post-surgical precautions you may have.

The programs involve a variety of treatment options with goals set for the patient to resume normal activities of living as much as possible. Goals are established by a physical therapist and the patient after a thorough evaluation.