Kaizen Health and Wellness

Pre-Post Surgical Rehabilitation in Urbandale

Leading Rehabilitation Services for Pre and Post-Surgical Care in Urbandale

Our expert team of physical therapists plays a crucial role in both pre and post-surgical care. Physical therapy is indispensable for regaining strength, function, and mobility, especially after orthopedic surgeries. We handle many procedures, from hip and knee replacements to delicate surgeries involving the wrists, hands, neck, spine, and ankles. Recovery durations can range from a few days to several weeks, with certain conditions requiring temporary immobilization for optimal healing.

Before surgery, our pre-surgical program is equally essential. Your physical therapist will design a bespoke plan tailored to prepare you for your surgery, significantly enhancing the chances of a favorable outcome.

Our therapists are committed to providing personalized, evidence-based sessions to expedite your return to daily routines, employment, recreational activities, and even competitive sports.

Addressing a Wide Range of Conditions in Urbandale

We provide a rehabilitation approach specially tailored to your surgical experience. Our expertise extends to assisting recovery from a variety of orthopedic post-operative procedures, including:

  • Knee, hip, and shoulder joint replacements
  • Reconstruction of knee ligaments (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL)
  • Different types of arthroscopic knee surgeries, including meniscal repairs
  • Repairs of ligaments and tendons, like the Achilles tendon
  • Arthroscopic hip surgeries, such as labral repairs
  • Nerve release operations, including cubital tunnel, radial tunnel, carpal tunnel, and tarsal tunnel surgeries
  • Spinal procedures like fusions, laminectomy, decompression, and discectomy
  • Nerve compression release surgeries
  • Bone or joint fusions (arthrodesis)
  • Tendon transfers
  • Surgical fracture fixations (ORIF)
  • Comprehensive shoulder recovery protocols for issues like rotator cuff and labral tears, SLAP lesions, and arthroscopy

Our therapeutic methods to restore movement and reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness encompass the following:

  • Manual therapy
  • Soft tissue and joint mobilization
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Gait and balance training
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Therapeutic and functional strength exercises
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Functional retraining
  • Rehabilitative exercises focusing on strength, endurance, motion, balance, and coordination

Benefits of Pre- and Post-Surgical Physical Therapy

Pre-Surgical Physical Therapy Aims:

  • Mental preparation for the surgery
  • Reduction of pain and inflammation
  • Restoration of joint mobility
  • Improvement of muscle control around the surgery site
  • Normalization of movement patterns before surgery
  • Enhancement of overall health and fitness
  • Learning post-surgery exercises

Post-Surgical Physical Therapy Emphasis:

  • Swelling reduction
  • Mobility restoration
  • Strength rebuilding
  • Endurance enhancement
  • Assistance in resuming daily life activities

Your Initial Appointment: Tailored Care

At your first visit, we recognize that every patient has a distinct health history, diagnosis, and personal goals. We devise a custom treatment plan during your initial consultation, considering your specific requirements and objectives. We collaborate with all major insurance providers to streamline the process for you. We will verify your insurance details and handle the copayment process upon arrival. We accept various payment methods, including cash, checks, and credit cards.

This initial appointment includes a comprehensive physical therapy evaluation, which becomes the foundation for your future treatment goals. These goals encompass improved movement, strength, endurance, and pain reduction. Follow-up sessions are customized to your diagnosis to ensure effective and focused therapy.

Our Strategy for Pre/Post-Surgery Treatment in Urbandale

Our physical therapists conduct thorough evaluations to develop the best strategies for pain relief, swelling reduction, and restoration of normal movement and function. In collaboration with you, we establish realistic goals for a return to everyday activities and future injury prevention. A personalized exercise program is designed considering your specific abilities and stage of recovery.

The treatment typically progresses through phases. It starts with a post-surgical immobilization period, followed by targeted interventions to reduce pain and swelling. Gradually, exercises are introduced to rebuild strength, stability, and motion range. Our ultimate goal is to bring you back to your pre-injury activity level. Possible postoperative treatments include:


  • Flexibility exercises to enhance motion range
  • Modalities like heat, ice, and electrical stimulation
  • Muscle-strengthening exercises
  • Training in posture, balance, and coordination
  • Gait training and analysis
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Self-care training
  • Guidance on home exercise programs

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Destani Alvarado

I started working with Dr.Bryan and Kaizen since about January. When I came to Dr.Bryan, I had an array of pain: Bilat shoulders, pelvis, and ankles. During our time together, He has never failed to updated my plan to adjust it to what worked best, what did not work for me pain wise, and to things I enjoy doing on a daily basis. I have gone from having pain in my left hip when squatting, I had hernia surgery, to none! Additionally, having a weak pelvis floor from both prior to and post surgery, I had a massive fear when it came to hip thrust and the amount of weight I used. I used to only do MAX 45lb on each side with pain, I recently did 95lb on each side without pain! I am so grateful to Bryan and the work he does! I was desperate to find something and He has been that something! 

Cory Breuer

So I didn’t get to write a review yet! I posted a Facebook post about how bad my neck and back hurts! Bryan started talking to me and asked me lots of questions. Because I’m so far away, he messaged me some links on specific exercises and how to do them. 3 days of doing that and I am feeling so much better! Thank you Bryan! You are a true Blessing!