AIR Pre-Operative Conditioning is a short-term physical therapy program designed to help your body become as strong as possible prior to surgery.
By writing the prescription, your physician has indicated that you are medically strong enough to participate in a supervised conditioning program, and feels that both your recovery and rehabilitation will benefit from pre-operative physical therapy.
Even with modern advances, all surgical procedures include the risk of post-surgical complications such as infection, blood clots or increased pain that can delay recovery.
Research studies have shown that patients participating in supervised pre-operative conditioning programs recover faster and experience fewer complications after surgery.
By prescribing the AIR Pre-Operative Conditioning program, your surgeon is increasing the likelihood of a faster recovery, an easier rehabilitation, and a successful surgical outcome.