Joint replacement surgery is fast approaching and you want to make sure the process goes as smooth and painless as possible. The best way to help your body prepare is to strengthen the joint and surrounding soft tissues even before surgery. This will allow your joint and the surrounding area to be stronger and better prepared for recovery. This also will prepare your joint and surrounding muscles for the rehab plan you will have post-surgery. Best way to heal fast is to start early!
Surgery is over and now you need to find a physical therapy office that understands your specific needs. Here at Epic Spine and Sports we understand the importance of soft tissue and range of motion for post-surgical patients. We have 18 years of experience rehabilitating joint replacements like Ankle, Hip and Shoulder.
We have three main goals during your care:
Increase Range of Motion to 100%
Increase Strength to 100%
Decrease Pain to 0%
Another benefit of joint replacement rehab with us is we utilize the AlterG, Anti-Gravity VIA Treadmill. Yes, most people should be full weight bearing post-surgery, but that may be a more difficult task than you think. To help insure you get your proper gait back we use our AlterG VIA treadmill to help you along the way. This amazing treadmill, developed by NASA, gives us the ability to adjust your body weight in 1% increments. So we can get you back to a perfect walking stride 1% at a time!
You can come check out the treadmill if you want to learn more.
What To Expect?
On your first visit, you will meet with a therapist that specializes in your joint replacement rehab needs. This will ensure you are receiving the best care. If you are a post-surgical patient or have a prescription from your referring doctor, your therapist will review your doctor’s requests. Your therapist will then examine you to understand your specific needs. Based on your evaluation, your therapist will discuss your treatment plan options.