If you’re planning to undergo knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder replacement, or any other joint replacement procedure, the importance of physical therapy cannot be overstated. It’s the most important factor in regaining your strength, range of motion and mobility.
As common as various joint replacement procedures have become in recent years, recovery is taxing. It takes hard work, commitment and perseverance on your part, and it takes the guidance, motivation and compassion of your physical therapist to get you to the finish line.
Think about why you considered the joint replacement in the first place. Maybe the pain was constant. Maybe it kept you awake at night. Maybe it was too painful to do the things you love.
Frustration, pain and stiffness will be gradually replaced by mobility, flexibility and excitement. You’ll learn how to reduce strain on your joints and keep the momentum going with your exercise program.
Your physical therapy program may include everything from stretching and strengthening to resistance/weight training and progressive gait training. We make sure your program is customized to your needs and your lifestyle. The more active you were or want to be, the more important physical therapy is.
If you want to get the most out of your new joint, you have to get the most out of your physical therapy program.
Physical therapy after joint replacement surgery gets you back to normal faster and can help you enjoy a mobile, pain-free lifestyle.
Post-surgical physical therapy helps you get back to living.
Any surgery can be stressful, both physically and emotionally, and your physical therapist is a master stress reliever. Your therapist will know how hard to push you and when to hold you back. Your therapist will make sure you’re exercising properly and show you what exercises you should do at home. Your therapist can assess your progress and recognize when you’re ready to move to the next step.
Post-surgical physical therapy is a critical part of your recovery. This is what will help you get back to feeling normal and enjoying the fun things in life, like playing with your children and grandchildren, or enjoying something as simple as a walk on the beach.
The advantages of post-surgical physical therapy start with your physical well-being. You can regain your strength, mobility and range of motion. As pain gradually subsides, you’ll reduce the risk of developing problems after surgery.
Mentally and emotionally, post-surgical physical therapy can re-energize you during a time that can be depressing. It stimulates your mind, body and spirit, and gives you the motivation to get out of bed, on your feet, and on the road to recovery.
We understand that any kind of surgery, major or minor, can cause quite a strain on both you and your loved ones, whether it’s the result of an auto accident, a sports injury or chronic back pain. Let us help you alleviate that strain as much as possible through post-surgical physical therapy.