Physical Therapy Protocols

Using the best evidence based programs are important in successful postoperative recovery. Standards of care following surgery need to be communicated from surgeon to physical therapist to assure patients progress appropriately.

A physical therapist must respect the guidelines from the operating surgeon since they know the ins and outs of the surgery performed. Many variations exists in the types of surgery done and the patients response to it. The “rehabilitation must match the surgery” for optimal gains.

Random therapy and not following the surgical protocol can often lead to sub-optimal outcomes. A well designed and carried out postoperative protocol will set the patient up for best success in returning to prior level of function.

We have several post-operative protocols in place based on decades of research, scientific evidence, experience, and mentorship with world renown physical therapists and surgeons. There are several variations of protocols to account for the many specific procedures and concomitant surgeries. To view protocols put in place by your physician, please click their photo below.


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Physical Therapy EvaluationsPhysical Therapy Evaluation & Treatment Available via Telemedicine!

Hamilton Orthopaedics, Spine and Sports Medicine is currently offering physical therapy evaluation and treatment via telemedicine. This is an effective way to manage various aches and pains during the COVID-19 crisis. Most private insurance carriers are currently covering this service. If you are interested just obtain a prescription from your physician and call the direct line at (315) 824-1252. Prescriptions can be faxed to (315) 824-3010. Sessions are done via live video and audio with a licensed Physical Therapist. We look forward to serving you during this unsettling time!