ABDOMINAL SURGERY

Abdominal surgeries, which may include removal of ovarian cysts, hernia repairs, hysterectomy, and numerous other techniques, may destruct abdominal muscles. After surgery, patients tend to decrease their activities, thus allowing muscles to weaken further. Weak muscles make moving more difficult and lead to poor posture and discomfort.

A physical therapist at Midwest Physical Therapy Services will provide a thorough evaluation and help manage the debilitating effects of abdominal surgery. Treatments may include some of the following:

  • Exercises to perform while in bed during recovery to maintain good blood flow and prevent stiffness.
  • Movement techniques to lessen the pulling on the incision.
  • Deep breathing and coughing techniques.
  • Exercises and self-help techniques to help reduce post-surgical pain from gas.
  • Relaxation training.
  • Instructions in home exercises to help promote strengthening of the back, abdominal and pelvic muscles.
  • Instructions in wound and skin care, including scar massage after healing.
  • Instructions in proper lifting and movement techniques to make daily activities easier.

If you think you would benefit from physical therapy after abdominal surgery, consult your physician for a referral to Midwest Physical Therapy Services to see a therapist who specializes in treatment of this area.

 


 

Home For The Holidays

Posted by on Dec 14, 2020 in home | Comments Off on Home For The Holidays

Home For The Holidays

read more

6 Tips To Prevent New Parenting Injuries

Posted by on Dec 3, 2020 in Health Tip Archives | Comments Off on 6 Tips To Prevent New Parenting Injuries

The months following the birth of a child are some of the most rewarding for new parents—and the most challenging to a new parent’s body. Lifting and carrying a child, picking up toys off of the floor, and pushing a stroller are normal daily tasks for moms and dads. Here are some tips on how using proper body mechanics to help ease the strains and stresses of parenting: 1. Lifting Your Child From the Floor When picking up your child from the floor, you should use a half-kneel lift: First, stand close to your child on the floor. While keeping...

read more

3 Tips For Backpack Safety

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020 in Health Tip Archives | Comments Off on 3 Tips For Backpack Safety

Kids Backpack Children—or anyone—should follow these simple tips when wearing a backpack. Wear both straps. Use of one strap causes one side of the body to bear the weight of the backpack. By wearing two shoulder straps, the weight of the backpack is better distributed across the shoulders. Wear the backpack over the strongest mid-back muscles. Pay close attention to the way the backpack is positioned on the back. It should rest evenly in the middle of the back. Shoulder straps should be adjusted to allow the child to put on and take off the...

read more

3 Strategies to Maintain Health and Fitness During Social Distancing and COVID-19

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020 in Health Tip Archives | Comments Off on 3 Strategies to Maintain Health and Fitness During Social Distancing and COVID-19

3 Strategies to Maintain Health and Fitness During Social Distancing and COVID-19 Although COVID-19 has caused temporary changes to our way of life, we shouldn’t let it put a damper on doing healthy activities. Now more than ever is the time to keep an active, healthy lifestyle, while still following the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent the spread. Doing so will help in fighting this virus. And regular physical activity boosts your immune system, prevents chronic conditions, and even helps to...

read more

7 Tips to Avoid Aches and Pains While Gardening

Posted by on Jul 16, 2020 in Health Tip Archives | Comments Off on 7 Tips to Avoid Aches and Pains While Gardening

7 Tips to Avoid Aches and Pains While Gardening Common gardening activities, such as digging, planting, weeding, mulching, and raking can cause stress and strain on muscles and joints. The following tips can help minimize aches and pains: Get moving before you garden. A 10 minute brisk walk and stretches for the spine and limbs are good ways to warm up. Change positions frequently to avoid stiffness or cramping. Be aware of how your body feels as you work in your garden. If a part of your body starts to ache, take a break, stretch that body...

read more

6 Reasons to Consider Telehealth Physical Therapy

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Health Tip Archives | Comments Off on 6 Reasons to Consider Telehealth Physical Therapy

6 Reasons to Consider Telehealth Physical Therapy Have you ever wanted your physical therapist to teach you how to move better in your home? Do you have a difficult time getting to your appointments? Telehealth — a live, one-on-one video appointment with your PT — may be a solution. Telehealth is becoming a popular option that enables patients to see and talk to their health care providers, including a growing number of PTs, from the comfort and convenience of home. Here are a few reasons to consider telehealth physical therapy: 1....

read more

Osteoporosis Prevention

Posted by on May 11, 2020 in Health Tip Archives | Comments Off on Osteoporosis Prevention

Osteoporosis Prevention Healthy bones can help you stay strong and active throughout your life. If good bone health is achieved during childhood and maintained, it can help to avoid bone loss and fracture later in life. For healthy bones, it is important to maintain a physically active lifestyle and eat a balanced diet with plenty of calcium, vitamin D, and perhaps other supplements as needed. Physical therapists can design a unique program for you to help keep your bones healthy. Osteoporosis is a common bone disease that affects both men...

read more

7 Things To Know To Age Well

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Health Tip Archives | Comments Off on 7 Things To Know To Age Well

7 Things To Know To Age Well We can’t stop time. But with the right type and amount of physical activity, we can help stave off many age-related health problems and live life to its fullest. Physical therapists are movement experts who can help you optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. Here are 7 things physical therapists want you to know to age well: Chronic pain doesn’t have to be the boss of you. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016 an...

read more

6 Tips to Shovel Snow Safely

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020 in Health Tip Archives | Comments Off on 6 Tips to Shovel Snow Safely

Snow shoveling is a repetitive activity that can cause muscle strain to the lower back and shoulders. Back injuries due to snow shoveling are more likely to happen to people who may not know that they are out of condition. Following these tips can help you avoid injuries: Lift smaller loads of snow, rather than heavy shovelfuls. Bend your knees and lift with your legs rather than your back. Use a shovel with a shaft that lets you keep your back straight while lifting. A short shaft will cause you to bend more to lift the load. Using a shovel...

read more

North Coast Medical & Rehabilitation Products

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on North Coast Medical & Rehabilitation Products

Featured Products Shop Entire...

read more