Joint Replacement Physical Therapy

Joint replacement physical therapy is an important part of the recovery process following joint replacement surgery. The primary goals of joint replacement physical therapy are to help patients regain range of motion and strength in the operative limb.

There are many different types of joint replacement surgeries, and each one requires specific exercises to help the patient recover. Just like sport injury rehabilitation, it is important to begin joint replacement physical therapy as soon as possible after surgery to avoid long-term loss of range of motion and strength.

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Getting Your Strength Back

Range of motion is often limited immediately following surgery due to pain, swelling, and joint stiffness. It is important to begin working on range of motion as soon as possible to avoid long-term loss. In addition to regaining range of motion, patients will also focus on regaining strength in the operative limb. Strength is often lost following surgery due to inactivity and disuse.

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