Novant Health specialists are regional leaders in injury prevention. We use physical therapy to strengthen muscle groups and ligaments to prevent injury and prepare patients for the inactivity associated with post-surgical procedures. Building up the muscles, ligaments and tendons will support your vulnerable neck and back areas. Good physical condition can help postpone or avoid damage, increase your functional ability and help your body rebound faster. It can also improve your balance, optimize muscle strength and help you avoid weakness and atrophy.
Pre-surgery conditioning can lessen pain after orthopaedic surgery and speed recovery. Our specialized programs strengthen muscles to handle the physical imbalances that occur following surgery. These imbalances are the result of the body shifting weight and stress from the recovering muscles to other muscle groups to compensate. Pre-surgery conditioning strengthens the compensating muscle groups to handle the increased demands placed on them.