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 many factors that go into a successful surgery and the improved function afterwards. A well skilled surgeon can execute a perfect surgery, however, that doesn’t mean success. How you rehabilitate your joint and body afterwards 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 physical therapy is 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. After that it is vital you have outpatient physical therapy to achieve a complete outcome. 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
When starting PT in our private outpatient facility you will be progressed through a standard program according to the instructions of your surgeon. Our goal is your upmost safety and to obtain the highest results from your surgery. A normal progression in therapy will be as such:
- Reduce pain levels and swelling
- Education on joint protection according to doctor’s protocols
- Restore range of motion according to protocols
- Improve strength around the joint
- Increase stability of the joint
- Restore balance and coordination
- Enhance endurance and prepare for lifestyle activities
We will be with you every step of the way towards a complete and full recovery. Whether you just love to go for walks or like to participate in more active pursuits, we can achieve your goals and maximize the outcome of your surgery. Contact us at Mount Sterling, KY center to learn more about our special programs.