Vincera Core Physicians
1200 Constitution Ave., Suite 110
Philadelphia, PA 19112
During the office visit, the patient is provided with a rehabilitation protocol. This protocol represents a guideline which may be modified by the athletic trainer and/or physical therapist. This protocol is based on the procedure that will be performed, the level of activity, sport played, and the rehabilitation facilities available to the patient.
Patients are expected to be walking one day postoperatively and physical therapy begins one week post-surgery. Rehabilitation from surgery is generally three weeks to eight weeks, but can last longer depending upon the severity of the injury and surgery performed. Your specific rehab protocol will be discussed prior to the surgical procedure.
Scar tissue massage in the adductor region only, performed by a massage therapist or a physical therapist, is recommended and should be started one week postoperatively. Healing starts soon after surgery and it is during this time that scar tissue forms. Massage therapy can assist in reducing some of the factors that contribute to secondary scar tissue problems. Each person experiences different degrees of scar tissue development and some skin types develop scar tissue more easily than others. The development of excess scar tissue during the healing process may contribute to limited movement or pain. It is important to be proactive in dealing with scar tissue; therefore, the team wants you to work with scar tissue early and appropriately to assist in minimizing long-term concerns.
Vincera Core Physicians has physical therapy and massage therapy on site. These resources can be used by the patient or in consultation with the patient's therapists or athletic trainer in order to customized a rehabilitation program that meets individual performance goals. Please ask about these services for more information.