Pre-Surgical Wellness

You and your surgeon may have decided that surgery is necessary to minimize your pain and improve functionality. Research has shown having a healthy BMI (body mass index) before surgery not only reduces the risk of infection and complications during the operation, but can also improve joint function and reduce pain long-term.

The Pre-Surgical Wellness Program provides a roadmap to help maximize your post-surgical results by pairing you with a dedicated team consisting of a Physical Therapist, Registered Dietitian and Exercises Specialist. Together, we will work closely with you and your surgeon to design a program tailored to meet your individual needs in order to optimize your health prior to undergoing surgery.

We believe that the road to a healthy weight and lifestyle is a continuous journey, and our program will guide you from the initial phases of pre-surgical rehabilitation through your transition to a home or gym-based exercise routine after your recovery.

What’s included?

  • Visits with a licensed Physical Therapist who will conduct an evaluation and develop a customized exercise routine based on your physical impairments and activity restriction to help strengthen your muscles and improve your range of motion. Recommendations for injury treatment and prevention will be provided throughout the course of the program to ensure that your exercise prescription and rehabilitation are both safe and effective.
  • Visits with a Registered Dietitian who will assess and prescribe specific recommendations for your needs. During your session you will get a complete evaluation that takes into account medical conditions, medications, intolerances, eating behaviors, and family dynamics. What you eat is as individual as you are.  You will walk away with a customized and approachable nutrition plan that fits your lifestyle. Your continued sessions will be geared toward making sustainable changes that allow you to be successful in achieving your targeted goals.
  • Visits with an Exercise Specialist who will take the guesswork out of developing a fitness routine that takes into account your symptoms and personal limitations. Medical oversight will be provided by our licensed Physical Therapist to ensure that your exercises are safe, effective and in line with your goals.

What’s expected of me?

Commitment! We want you to succeed as much as you do.


Cost of participation in this program is dependent upon insurance benefits as most insurance plans provide coverage for Physical Therapy and Nutrition Services. RET Physical Therapy is contracted with most major insurance companies, so give us a call to learn more about pricing, insurance coverage and to learn how we can help you reach your wellness goals.

Participating Clinics

These neighborhood physical therapy clinics provide Pre-Surgical Wellness, click to schedule an appointment or learn more:

Auburn - Lakeland Sports and Spine Physical Therapy

Bellevue - Bellevue Physical Therapy

Burien - Burien Physical Therapy 

Lynnwood - Orthosport Physical Therapy

Lake Stevens - Reaction Physical Therapy

Puyallup - Meridian Physical Therapy & Aquatic Center

North Bend - North Bend Physical Therapy

Kirkland - Totem Lake Physical Therapy

Free Screen on Us

We offer complimentary screens at all RET locations. If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer.

Ready to improve your quality of life? Let us help you get back to where you want to be.


Here’s what some of our patients had to say...

I started PT after a car accident. The staff was extremely helpful not just with injuries from the accident, but also other issues that had been bothering me. They are very good at communicating problems and solutions and are friendly to boot. Can’t recommend enough.

five stars Kevin RET Patient

Attentive, responsive, pleasant in communication, knowledgeable staff. I got good results in a short time. Thankful to Dr. Andrew for useful information and for a program of exercises.

five stars Elena RET Patient

Doug Free, the manager at Mercer Island Physical Therapy, has a PhD in PT, and is an amazing diagnostic doctor who explains why a specific injury occurred. He also does fabulous work on your body. His entire staff is knowledgeable and excellent therapists. 

five stars Gary RET Patient

I saw Anne at 7 weeks post ulnar nerve transposition. I’ve made more progress in 1 week with her than I did in those first 7.  She is extremely knowledgeable and up to date on current research.  I’d feel very good about sending my family and friends her way!

five stars Holli RET Patient

Kelly is amazing! I felt very comfortable and she asked all of the right questions, was super friendly, and knows exactly how to help. I always leave feeling so much better, and confident that if I do my exercises, I will heal!

five stars Kelsey RET Patient

Michelle has been amazing to work with. She quickly diagnosed the root cause of the issues that continued to plague me after recovering from hip replacement surgery that other PT’s (different companies) could not. She listens, is creative, resourceful, and very knowledgeable. Everyone at the clinic is always very professional and interested in our progress.

five stars Conrac RET Patient

I have been going to Summit Therapy for a shoulder problem. I’ve made steady progress and have gotten much pain relief. The staff is very friendly and great to work with. I recently had a sudden problem of vertigo. My therapist knew exactly what to do and performed a treatment that stopped the dizziness.

five stars Patricia RET Patient