Total Joint Replacement
Every year over 719,000 total knee replacements and 330,000 hip replacements are performed in the United States. This procedure has become a routine way to keep our joints moving after advanced arthritis and joint degeneration. There are several factors that go into a successful total joint replacement surgery and the improved function that follows. A well-skilled surgeon can execute a perfect surgery; however, that doesn’t always mean it’ll be successful. How you rehabilitate your joint and body afterward is critical to the outcomes of the surgery and maximizing your results.
It’s your choice
Where you go for rehabilitation after your surgery makes a big difference in the outcomes. As with any type of service, not all Pinehurst, Harrisonburg, and Broadway physical therapy clinics are the same. You always have the choice to go for physical therapy where you choose.
Typically, after surgery, you will have physical therapy in the hospital, then in your home or inpatient facility. To achieve the best outcome, it is vital that you continue with physical therapy in an outpatient setting, such as a treatment plan with Appalachian Physical Therapy. This can make a big difference in your long-term abilities to walk, move, reach, and more.
We maximize your post-surgery results for:
- Total knee replacement
- Total hip replacement
- Total or partial shoulder replacement
- Total ankle replacement
What to expect from a total joint replacement rehabilitation program:
When starting physical therapy in our outpatient facility, you will be lead through the program given by your surgeon. Our goal is to keep you safe so you will obtain the highest results from your surgery. A standard physical therapy program for total joint replacement focuses on the following:
- Reducing pain levels and swelling.
- Education on joint protection, according to your doctor’s protocols,
- Restoring range of motion according to protocols.
- Improving strength around the joint.
- Increasing stability of the joint.
- Restoring balance and coordination.
- Enhancing endurance and preparing for lifestyle activities.
We will be with you every step of the way toward your complete and full recovery. Whatever your goals may be, Our physical therapists can help you achieve them by maximizing the outcome of your total joint replacement surgery. Contact Us Today at Pinehurst, NC & Harrisonburg, Strasburg & Broadway, VA Centers to learn more about our special programs.