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pre surgical phase
patient eval, pt education (timeline, exercises, safety, transfers), general strength and ROM to be optimized
stage 1 acute stage
timeline: time of injury to about 3 days important stage of healing focus is to control affects of inflammation and maintain function in unaffected areas *early movement worth the risk
stage 2 repair stage
crtical stage for PT. timeline : 10 days to 3 weeks post injury
focus is to initiate exercises and activities w respect to healing processes that the injured tissues are undergoing
stage 3 (remodeling stage)
timeline this phase can last year or longer
depend on tissues injured and proceudres performed
primary focus - design a program that safely stresses the tissue in both flexibility and strength so that the pt may return to occupational or sports activities
stage 3 (s&s)
maturation of scar, increase tensile strength and flexibility *there is NO inflammation left at this point
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