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Pre & Post-Operative Care

The care you need to ensure a quick recovery.

At Brewer Physical Therapy in Shreveport, Bossier and Minden, Louisiana, we treat patients before and after orthopedic surgeries such as hip and knee replacement or repair of badly broken bones. The purpose of pre- and postoperative rehabilitation is to provide a rapid recovery utilizing the best possible exercise programs. Our therapists maintain close communication with your physician in order to fully understand the scope of your needs.

During your pre-op visit, our physical therapists will explain what the postoperative exercises will be like. Exercising as soon as possible ensures that the joint stays mobile and its strength is maintained or increased. Postoperative care begins as soon as you return home. Types of care we offer at Brewer Physical Therapy include:

  • Range of motion exercises to keep joints mobile
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Movements in and out of bed and onto different types of chairs
  • Self-care techniques for bathing, dressing and more
  • Walking training, including stairs and curbs
  • Community access, including learning how to negotiate elevators
  • Getting in and out of cars
  • Home exercise program

The area’s only outpatient PT practice to offer the revolutionary medical rehabilitation device – The Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill.

The Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill® is an innovative treadmill with its unique differential air pressure technology. This allows for accurate, safe, and comfortable partial weight-bearing therapy while promoting normal gait patterns. The Alter-G® Treadmill offers the ability to defy gravity and work towards regaining function after surgery like never before.

  • Precise unweighting allows you to walk or run between 20 and 100 percent of your body weight.
  • It lowers the impact on joints and muscles during exercise.
  • Fun and easy to use – run or walk like you're on the moon!
  • It defies gravity by applying a lifting force to the body that reduces weight on the lower extremities.
  • It may help reduce the time required for patients, particularly older adults, to recover from injury or surgery.

Please visit our interactive Patient Education Library to learn more about pre- and post-operative rehabilitation.

At Brewer Physical Therapy, our goal is to help you recover as much of your preoperative abilities as possible. Recovery programs will be tailored to fit each patient’s abilities and needs.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Brewer Physical Therapy in Shreveport, Louisiana at (318) 222-8892, in Bossier at (318) 747-8892 or in Minden at (318) 639-9536. 

Now offering the only outpatient physical therapy Anti-Gravity Treadmill in town!

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Dry Needling Technique for Pain Management

A proven treatment for chronic pain sufferers when nothing else has worked, dry needling is an advanced treatment similar to acupuncture- and our physical therapists are the most experienced in the state of Louisiana when it comes to this technique.

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Patient Education

Explore common conditions that benefit from physical therapy in our award-winning patient education library.

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