Both pre-operative conditioning & post-operative care are essential to a successful surgery but also to the healing process that takes place following surgery.
This conditioning allows your body and mind to be prepare for surgery and healing. Operative care varies depending on the patient and the surgery. Many times preoperative conditioning includes a cardiological stress-test, but it can include specialized physical therapy exercise to help minimize the negative side-effects of surgery as well as lessen the recovery time.
Studies show that just one preoperative physical therapy session prior to knee or hip surgery can reduce postoperative care by 29%. This not only gets the patient on their feet faster, but also saves the patient money in postoperative care.