Email Newsletter - Pre-Surgical PT

Physical Therapy Connections | Sports Performance & Rehab

Specializing in rapid relief from pain, injury and weakness. 

December 18, 2017

Happy Holidays from the PTC Team! 

PTC Team

  This newsletter contains information on how you can prepare for surgery and how we are staying up to date on the best treatment programs for our members. Events in January will also be covered. Don't forget to visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube! 

Pre-Surgical Physical Therapy for Better Recoveries

Your physical therapy program may begin anywhere from a week to several months before your surgery is scheduled, depending upon the type of surgery that’s required. It will encompass strengthening of key muscle groups and the cardiovascular system. At-home exercises may be prescribed.

MaxYour physical therapy will include treatments to improve your balance, coordination, endurance and posture. If you’ll require a mobility aid following surgery, you’ll receive instruction in its proper use, enabling you to be mobile as soon as possible.

If edema is a problem your physical therapist has treatments that can aid in reducing fluid retention and aid the body with detoxification. Multiple therapies are available to help maintain range of motion and reduce stress.  Massage therapy is often used with physical therapy to get the best results.

A pre-surgery physical therapy program will be individualized to meet your needs of the specific type of surgery you’ll undergo. The therapy program will be carefully crafted to help you maintain flexibility and better physical conditioning for healing.

The stronger you are at the time of surgery and the more you know, the better equipped you’ll be both physically and mentally for the rehabilitation stage. Properly prepared, your body will heal faster and be ready to meet the challenges of returning to full functionality.

Pre-Surgery Physical Therapy

board crawlMost people think of physical therapy in regard to rehabilitation following surgery, but it’s also beneficial for preparing the body to undergo a surgical procedure. It’s effective for aiding in quicker recovery times, decreasing the potential for complications, and reducing the care required after surgery - especially in major procedures such as joint replacements.

It’s beneficial prior to any surgical procedure and can be particularly advantageous for sports injuries. A sports-related injury requiring surgery will typically be more severe and require specialized care if the patient is to return to full functionality and “prehab” therapy can help.

Pre-surgical physical therapy maximizes a patient’s range of motion, strength and control prior to the surgery and helps individuals regain mobility and control faster and more effectively post-operatively. Between the time an injury occurs and when surgery is scheduled, a substantial amount of atrophy can occur in muscles. Movement patterns can also change as people try to compensate for a loss of motion or balance. Physical therapy is beneficial for preventing both situations.

Upcoming events

January Events

Free Workshop for Couples Massage

 MC Couples Massage

Wednesday January 17, 2018

From 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Physical Therapy Connections, P.C.

Michael Coffee, LMT will show you how to give the perfect gift for the holidays: relaxation! Bring a partner and learn simple stress reducing massage techniques. Click here to RSVP or call 719-565-6678 to secure your spot.


Free Open Clinic for those with Shoulder Pain

MF Open Clinic

Tuesday January 2, 2018

From 11:00 am - 11:45 am at Physical Therapy Connections, P.C

Michael Flores, DPT has three 15 minute one-on-one sessions open to the public. During this time frame, he will show you why you have shoulder pain and what you can do to get rid of it. Slots are limited, so be sure to RSVP here or call 719-565-6678 to secure your spot.

Toy Drive


Physical Therapy Connections Toy Drive

Toy Drive

 Thank you for helping us support children who are victims of human trafficking. We were able to fill our red wagon with toys to donate to Bridge Hope of Denver. Toys will go up on December 18, 2017.

Thank you so much for your support!

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What we're up to

Madison's Mission

Stephanie Nolting, DPT hosted a free back pain workshop on 12/4/2017. She demonstrated simple ways to relieve back pain and also went over the causes of why you may be having back pain. Thank you for those who came out to this event!

Want us to host a free event based on your pain? Click here and live chat with Sam Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Tell Sam what our upcoming workshops should be on and get entered in to win a free half hour massage! We love to hear your feedback on how we can help. 


Chad Clark, MPT visited Pueblo Endoscopy to demonstrate the importance of proper mechanics when transferring patients. We want the best for our members and our community. It is our passion to spread awareness on injury prevention and help those who are in pain!

When you would like us to speak at your facility, call 719-565-6678 to reserve your time slot.

Want to know why we love working at PT-Connections so much? Click here to see some of our patient testimonials.



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Samantha Goeke
Physical Therapy Connections, P.C.
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