Baudry Physical Therapy Center PT Assessing Senior By Raising Arms

Pre-Surgical Physical Therapy

Physical therapy before surgery has been shown to significantly improve post-op rehabilitation. The strength and stability that physical therapy builds can significantly shorten a patient’s recovery time following surgery. We work very closely with many great physicians in New Orleans and will help you approach your operation with as much knowledge, preparation and confidence as possible. After conducting a thorough health history and musculoskeletal evaluation, which includes muscle & joint strength, walking abilities, and physical independence, we will customize a treatment plan that will reduce healing time and get you back to doing the activities you love safely after your operation. We’ll address any concerns you have about the procedure and talk about your goals after surgery. We understand the anxiety that comes with undergoing surgery. Our goal is to help you feel as comfortable and confident as possible!

When possible, being in good physical condition before an operation will drastically improve your recovery. Pre-surgery physical therapy has the following goals:

  • Strengthen muscles and increase stamina
  • Increase flexibility
  • Get you in the best possible condition for surgery
  • Maximize the benefits and minimize the challenges that come with surgery

As a result of the effectiveness of presurgical exercise programs, more and more insurance & HMO plans are covering pre-operative physical therapy. We encourage all patients to check with their individual insurance companies about pre-operative coverage


Post-Surgical Physical Therapy

After you’ve undergone surgery, post-surgical physical therapy should begin as soon as you have your physician’s permission. Your Baudry physical therapist will focus on helping you reduce the adverse effects of surgery (swelling, aching, and pain). A customized treatment and exercise plan will help you safely return to normal movement. We’ll educate you about the safest and fastest way to return to work and recreational activities.

Common surgeries

Baudry Therapy Center helps patients prepare for and recover from a wide range of surgeries, including:

  • Total & partial joint replacements
  • Knee surgeries (ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL reconstruction)
  • Ligament or tendon reconstructions (common examples include rotator cuff repair and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction)
  • Low back and cervical surgeries (Discectomy, Foraminotomy, Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion)
  • Hip surgeries (hip fractures or replacements)
  • Meniscectomy
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Labral tears


Baudry Therapy Center will help you prepare for and recover from your surgery. We work very closely with many great physicians in New Orleans and together have the experience and capability to heal your body safer, faster and healthier. Our goal is to get you back to doing the things you love as quickly and safely as possible. With direct access to physical therapy, the choice of PT is yours, not your doctors. Call us today to schedule your pre-surgical or post-surgical appointment.