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Highline Physical Therapy

Pre- & Post-Operative Care

Recovering from a major surgery can be physically and emotionally difficult, and sometimes, pre and post-op physical therapy are required to speed up the healing process. Physical therapy can also help you better manage your pain levels and regain function. If your medical provider has recommended physical therapy before or after your surgery, the following information may be helpful along your journey.

Pre- and Post-Operative Physical Therapy Benefits

Pre-Operative Physical Therapy

The benefits of a pre-operative care are as follows:

  • Mentally prepare for surgery
  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Restore range of motion
  • Improve muscular control of the injured joint

Post-Operative Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are trained to optimize your recovery and prevent re-injury during the rehabilitation process. Treatment focuses on:

  • Reduced swelling
  • Regaining range of motion
  • Regaining lost strength
  • Increased endurance

Pre- and Post-Operative Physical Therapy Treatment

After a thorough evaluation by a physical therapist, goals will be set to minimize the adverse effects of surgery such as pain and swelling as well as to restore normal movement, flexibility and function. The therapist and patient will work together to establish functional goals related to resuming normal activities of living as well as preventing an injury from recurring. The therapist will then design an exercise program tailored specifically to the patient’s needs and abilities, and work.


16259 Sylvester Rd. SW
Suite 102
Burien, WA 98166

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Why choose us?

When you choose Highline Physical Therapy for your care needs, you are choosing a team dedicated to providing the support and healing needed to get you back to your best. Our therapists will develop a personalized treatment plan unique to your needs leveraged through leading, outcomes-driven techniques intended to improve movement and overall function goals.

About our team

Our physical therapists are specialty trained in a range of specialties. We will also work collaboratively with your support network - from primary doctors to collegiate athletic trainers - to help you safely return to your day-to-day while optimizing performance and preventing re-injury. We treat patients of all ages and we pride ourselves on ease of access, convenience, quality of care, and a positive family-friendly environment.

At physical therapy appointments, we encourage patients to wear comfortable clothing that enable free-movement and that allows the therapist access to the injured body part. Most patients wear athletic clothes to the appointments.

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