Types of Treatment
You and your surgeon may have decided that surgery is necessary to minimize your pain and improve functionality. Research has shown reducing your BMI (body mass index) before surgery not only reduces that 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 weight-loss and achieving a healthy lifestyle is a continuous journey and our program will guide you from the initial phases of pre-surgical rehabilitation through your transition to home or gym-based exercise routine after your recovery.
- 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.
These neighborhood physical therapy clinics provide Pre-Surgical Wellness, click to schedule an appointment or learn more:
Burien (Burien Physical Therapy)
Gig Harbor (Source Therapy)
Issaquah (Lake Sammamish Physical Therapy)
Kirkland (Totem Lake Physical Therapy)
Lake Stevens (Reaction Physical Therapy)
Puyallup (Meridian Physical Therapy)