What is total joint replacement rehabilitation?
Surgery alone won’t get a patient back to their ideal level of function and wellbeing. Total joint replacement rehabilitation can make all the difference in a patient’s ability to achieve a successful outcome. A physical therapist can help patients get moving again as soon as possible—without risking further injury or complications. The muscles surrounding the replaced joint tend to become very tense during the recovery period and can add to the patient’s pain. Physical therapists are skilled in releasing that tension so the patient can move, enabling them to make a faster and more complete recovery.