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Will the PT help me regain range of motion after surgery?

Howard J. Luks, MD
Sports Medicine

In general, physical therapy can be very effective in helping you regain range of motion after surgery.  There are many other variables involved.  A deep personal commitment to success and to gain back your range of motion is equally as important.  Following your surgeons instructions with regards to regaining your range of motion as well as following your physical therapist's instructions on exercises to do in between your physical therapy visits are as equally as important as the time that you're going to spend at the physical therapy center. 

 

 

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