Getting you back on the Road
The physical therapy department at South Texas Surgical Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services designed to help patients in their recovery from their orthopedic surgeries and achieve maximum potential. Our highly-trained, licensed professionals assess and treat patients with orthopedic, sports and work-related injuries. Testing of joint mobility, muscular strength, balance and endurance is provided, as well as manual therapy services such as joint mobilization, myofascial release, dry needling and therapeutic massage. Our orthopedic-focused staff is sensitive to patient concerns about mobility and threatened independence and works as a team with you and your physician.
Your Physical Therapy Appointment
Please remember to bring your orders for physical therapy.
We will have you complete some paperwork, so you may need to bring your glasses or a family member to assist you with this.
As part of the initial evaluation, we will need to know about your current medications.
We will specifically ask about your pain medications and the dosages.
Physical Therapy Recommendations
Don't forget to bring your walker.
If you currently require pain medication, we advise you to take it 30 to 45 minutes prior to your scheduled physical therapy appointment.
Wear comfortable clothing because you will be exercising. Clothing that is loose enough to allow your physical therapist easy access to the affected body part (knee, hip, shoulder) is best. Wear your best athletic shoes (no sandals)
Bring a jacket with you because our clinic can be a little cool at times.
Please be considerate of others by not using your cell phone during therapy sessions.
We understand your desire to have the support of family after surgery. We recommend that you have your family member accompany you for the first therapy session. However, due to limited space and our patients' need for privacy, we ask that family members avoid entering the gym area on subsequent visits.
Thank you. We look forward to working with you!