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The Many Benefits of Rehabilitation

After surgery, an injury, or a condition like a stroke, you might be left feeling weak and impaired. Fortunately, rehabilitation can help you feel like your best self again. Blending targeted exercises with skill development to help you function your best, rehabilitation can make all the difference. 

That’s why Megan Friend, MD, Christopher Highfill, MD, W. Bartley Hosick, MD, John Kim, MD, Kevin Peltier, MD, and our entire Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists team offers dedicated rehabilitation care. At our offices in Manassas and Haymarket, Virginia, we can develop a personalized rehabilitation program to help you recover after surgery or an injury. 

We offer rehabilitation to help people thrive even when living with chronically painful conditions like arthritis, too. Our rehabilitation services can even help after certain illnesses, like a stroke.

Is rehabilitation right for you? Ask our team to find out. 

If you do receive rehab care from us, you can expect benefits like these: 

#1: Shortened recovery time

After an injury, illness, or surgery, you want to get back to normal as quickly as possible. Our team designs your rehabilitation program to deliver exactly that. 

With exercises, we help your body heal as quickly as possible. At the same time, we can help you develop skills and employ strategies to navigate around any impairment you’re experiencing. Ultimately, our goal is to help you get back to your normal daily life as soon as possible. 

#2: Improved mobility

If you’re dealing with pain — either because of an injury, a chronic condition, or surgery — it’s tempting to want to avoid moving the area. But that can lead to increased stiffness in the area, limiting your mobility further.

With rehabilitation, our team can help you safely introduce movement back into the affected area. This helps to strengthen the area and improve flexibility there, giving you more mobility. 

#3: Increased comfort

At the same time, our rehabilitation care can help minimize the discomfort you’re feeling. By improving strength and flexibility where you need it most, our personalized exercises can help you go about your day with less pain. 

Simultaneously, we can help you develop skills and strategies to avoid any daily tasks that are painful for you. 

#4: Minimal long-term issues

Without rehabilitation to guide your healing process, your risk long-term detriments. Scar tissue can accumulate without proper tissue mobilization in the affected area, for example. Or you might favor one side of your body to avoid discomfort, putting excess strain on another body part in the process.

All told, healing or managing chronic pain puts you at risk for long-term issues. Fortunately, our team at Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists can identify those risks and work with you to avoid them. 

Rehabilitation can shorten your road to recovery and speed you down it. If you’re ready to learn more about our personalized rehabilitation care, call either of our offices in Manassas or Haymarket, Virginia, or schedule an appointment online today. 

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