It is important directly after your hip or knee replacement surgery to begin regular exercises to restore strength and to gain a normal range of motion for your hip or knee. For a faster more successful recovery, it is essential to seek proper out-patient physical therapy so that you will be able to resume everyday activities, enjoy overall health and fitness, and experience the benefits of your replacement procedure. Your physical therapist together with your orthopedic surgeon will create a therapy treatment plan and recommend exercises to begin immediately after surgery to achieve the highest benefit from your hip or knee replacement.
Benefits of Hip/Knee Replacement Physical Therapy
- Increases circulation to your legs and feet to prevent blood clots
- Strengthens muscles to improve movement
- Achieves normal range of motion
- Speeds recovery
- Reduces postoperative pain