Surgery delayed by COVID-19? Physical therapy can help

In an attempt to not overload hospital resources during the pandemic, many hospitals have opted to postpone elective surgeries. This includes non-emergency surgeries scheduled to relieve pain and repair injuries related to the musculoskeletal system – arthroscopy, ligament and tendon repairs, joint replacement surgeries, and so on.

Despite these delays, those whose surgeries were delayed need not sit back and suffer. Physical therapy can be a proactive way to reduce pain while increasing mobility and function until surgeries can be rescheduled.

In a lot of cases, physical therapists can help people avoid the need for surgery. But, even if surgery is in your future, PTs can help you live a more comfortable and active life as you’re waiting to reschedule your procedure. Contact us today to get you feeling better while you wait for your surgery.