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Prehab for Hernia Surgery Reduce Pain, Shorten Recovery!

Completing our prehab for hernia surgery program will condition you to perform your daily activities from healthy posture to promote a less painful and more complete recovery.  Additionally, will discuss strategies for sleeping, driving, reading and lifting that protect your surgery.  We will also explore the best transfer strategies to reduce inflammation and pain at the site of your surgery.  This will establish a foundation for long-term injury management and injury prevention. 

Your Telehealth-PT Workout Schedule

Level 1:  Stand and walk from Neutral Spine Alignment.

Week 1: Watch Level 1 Prehab Workout

  • Complete Prehab Tele-PT Workout #1
  • Complete Prehab Tele-PT Workout #2

Level 2: Get in/out of chair and bed without faulty loading.

Week 2: Watch Level 2 Prehab Workout

  • Compete Prehab Tele-PT Workout #3
  • Compete Prehab Tele-PT Workout #4

Week 3:

  • Compete Prehab Tele-PT Workout #5
  • Compete Prehab Tele-PT Workout #6

Level 3: Pick object off floor and lift overhead without faulty loading.

Week 4 + 5: Watch Level 3 Prehab Workout

  • Compete Prehab Tele-PT Workout #7
  • Compete Prehab Tele-PT Workout #8
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Weekly Telehealth Physical Therapy Coaching Sessions

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You will accomplish the following milestones before surgery!

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Sit upright without back support to restore symmetrical loading through the pelvis and spine.  We will organize your workspace in a way that promotes healing.

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Stand symmetrically through your hips, knees and ankles through neutral spine conditioning.  We will discuss standing desk strategies that work best if most appropriate for promoting healing.

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Get out of bed with enough core strength to control your rib cage and pelvis to limit how much you load your neck and low back.  We will discuss the best sleeping strategy for you based on your surgery and individual preferences

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Get in/out of chair without faulty loading in your spine, hips, knees or ankles.  We will discuss props and strategies that best accommodate you in your home based on your furniture.

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Lift object overhead without unhealthy loading in the neck.  If appropriate, we will provide strategies to limit that amount of overhead lifting required post-surgery.  This may include but not be limited to lowering glassware, medicine and other essential items normally stored at height.

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Walk and go up/down stairs without loading the low back asymmetrically.  This may require 2 telehealth physical therapy sessions to identify the best strategy for you based on your post-surgical guidelines.