Post Operative


When surgery is needed for an orthopaedic injury, our therapists at JAG Physical Therapy are trained in post-operative care to assist with your recovery.

The most common surgeries that require physical therapy are partial and total joint replacements. The knee, hip, and shoulder are the most commonly replaced joints. Other surgical procedures, like those used to repair serious fractures or other trauma, may also require physical therapy.

Common orthopedic sports medicine procedures include:

  • Ankle fractures
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury
  • Meniscus repairs
  • Labrum repairs
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Wrist/forearm fractures
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Total joint reconstruction

JAG Physical Therapy is here to help you cope with post-operative pain, and guide you on the path to a full recovery from your procedure. Our team of therapists is trained in post-operative care to assist you with your recovery, as well as help you improve your body to prevent an injury from reoccurring. Our post-op treatments range from total hip and total knee replacements, to lumbar and cervical disc surgeries, to fracture repairs and arthroscopic procedures for the hip, ankle, shoulder, and knee.

Post-operative care at JAG Physical Therapy can begin as soon as the patient returns home from their procedure, or in cases of immobilization, as soon as the doctor gives clearance. Our team of skilled therapists will develop a customized recovery plan, based on the injury, age, and body type. In the instance where immobilization does not allow the patient to see one of our staff, an at-home program can be developed until immobilization has been lifted by the doctor. Common post-operative exercises involve range of motion exercises to improve joint and muscle mobility, transfer training from chairs or beds to standing, isometric strengthening, and gait training with assistive devices on both flat surfaces and chairs.

Following an injury and subsequent surgical treatment, it’s vital for the patient to not remain sedentary. JAG Physical Therapy offers our clients a broad spectrum of physical therapy options across our nine locations in New Jersey and Manhattan. JAG Physical Therapy is never far from home, with locations in West Orange, Warren, Hackensack, Cedar Knolls, Union, Old Bridge, Woodbridge, Princeton, Fairfield and Midtown Manhattan. Call us today at 973-669-0078 to find out how JAG Physical Therapy can help get you back on track and help alleviate pain that you may be experiencing.