Physical activity and exercise are essential to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. Activity and exercise should start before surgery in order to improve your overall mobility, flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance so you will be in the best possible physical shape going into surgery. Activity and exercise, if started early and resumed soon after your surgery, will help you feel better, recover faster, and minimize the likelihood of post-surgical complications.
The goal of physical therapy for the bariatric patient is to:
- Evaluate and design a structured activity and exercise program for you to follow
- Provide educational resources to increase your overall knowledge of the benefits of exercise
- Encourage your increased participation in daily activity and exercise
- Support you on your journey to discover a healthier, more physically fit you
Learn more about Memorial Bariatric Services.