Pre and Post - Surgical Care
Our approaches are deeply rooted in science and consider the well- understood phases of healing. During the initial acute phase, when the surgically repaired tissue is painful and swollen, passive motion and skilled manual therapy are emphasized to protect the repair. The middle phase will require a carefully guided exercise program to promote motion, to reduce the chance of scarring, and joint stiffness. During the last remodeling/maturation phase of healing, the surgically repaired tissue is carefully strengthened.
This is where most traditional therapy ends, and we go the extra mile. After full motion and strength recover, it is important to train proper movement to return to a high level of function or competition. For example, an athlete who has undergone ACL reconstruction must be able to accelerate, decelerate, and pivot efficiently to reduce the chance of re-injury. We have designed specific strategies to restore the necessary dynamic stability and criteria to return to sports safely.
We have a wealth of experience helping people recover from a wide variety of surgeries including:
- Total joint replacements
- Rotator cuff and labral repairs
- ACL reconstruction
- Knee and shoulder arthroscopy
- Spinal surgeries and more
We have a clear understanding of the precautions and familiar with the various protocols published in the scientific literature. Every surgery is unique, and we take an individual approach to each case. Learn firsthand why so many surgeons trust us with the care of their patients.
I have known and referred patients to Ruben Salinas Physical Therapy for over 15 years. In addition to being an excellent physical therapist, Ruben truly cares for his patients. Ruben is a master physical therapist and the type of therapist I would want to treat my own family members. Ruben is adept and treating athletes of all ages and returning them to their desired level of play. Often, after being treated by Ruben, patients are actually able to obtain a higher level of play. I am very fortunate to have Ruben Salinas as a colleague in the treatment of our mutual patients.
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Phone: (714) 695-1566
Fax: (714) 695-1553