The short answer is: Yes! OneStep is relevant if you’re pre-surgery. In fact, any form of physical therapy is a good idea prior to surgery!
Here are our top three reasons why you might consider using OneStep prior to your surgery.
A Note On Prehabilitation:
Prehab, or pre-rehabilitation, refers to working with patients prior to surgery in an effort to optimize their strength and prepare them for what to expect during the rehabilitation phase while they heal. This topic can inspire some varied opinions in the musculoskeletal world, as current literature is mixed on the efficacy and exact benefits of prehab. With that in mind, our experience at OneStep is that our patients working closely with our licensed physical therapists pre-surgery have seen great results and felt more comfortable throughout their entire journey.
What do we know about the benefits of using OneStep prior to surgery?
Optimizing Your Health Prior To Surgery
For some people, surgery can be easy as pie, and for others it can be incredibly difficult for a multitude of reasons. One important factor is that your health leading up to surgery matters. While everyone’s muscles, bones, and incision sites need to heal - the better your cardiovascular function, general fitness, and overall health status, the easier it will be for the body to recover.
In fact, many surgeons will not recommend surgery on those with certain risk factors as the recovery period may be too difficult. Surgeons must look at the whole patient, taking into consideration factors like baseline cardiovascular health, body weight and composition, and other existing medical conditions that could lead to complications.
A Personal Relationship With Your Physical Therapist
OneStep was built with the mission of making sure you're never alone during your recovery process. We match you with a physical therapist that you can contact 24/7, so you always have a professional, familiar, and friendly face throughout your journey by your side. Between around-the-clock communication feature, regular video calls, and remote monitoring of your progress, you can rest assured that you always know how you're doing - with a professional who cares.
Prepare For Recovery With Ease Of Mind
An injury or upcoming surgery can affect everyone around us. It's more than just preparing your body - it's also preparing your home, your family and friends, and your mind. Your physical therapist will be familiar with the best habits, assistive devices and suggestions. Your PT can help answer questions like: what should I do to prepare my house? How should I ask family members for assistance? What kind of footwear should I wear? Your PT can answer any question you might have regarding surgery preparation, questions to ask your surgeon, and be available to guide you through your recovery journey. Your PT gets to know you and your goals, and is available to calm down any nervous thoughts - they’re licensed professionals who want to help you in your recovery.
To get started with OneStep Digital Physical Therapy, download the app and meet with your licensed physical therapist today.