Joint Replacement Physical Therapy Rockville, MD
Joint Replacement Therapy in Rockville, Maryland
If you have received a total joint replacement of the shoulder, knee, or hip, you will likely be prescribed physical and/or occupational therapy. Joint replacement physical Rockville, MD has to offer plays a key role in the healing process. The therapy is also beneficial for patients who are in chronic pain, and waiting for a joint replacement.
Physical therapy can assist in restoring your range of motion, mobility, flexibility, strength, endurace, and ability to perform daily activities. Depending on your needs, and symptoms, a physical therapist might provide you with the education you need to sit or stand, walk, climb stairs, put on shoes, get dressed, and other general day-to-day activities. In addition to various exercises utilized in physical therapy Rockville, MD therapists’ provide, you might be fitted with assistive devices, including walkers and canes. At the Pain Arthritis Relief Center, we will be happy to identify the right device for your recovery.
When Total Joint Replacement Surgery is Recommended
Joint replacement is typically recommend when the patient suffers from at least one of the following:
- Avascular Necrosis of the hip
- Severe joint damage due to arthritis
- Dislocation (severe)
- Congenital malalignment
- Severe joint pain causing hindrances in activities or occupational requirements
- Severe trauma to the joint
As a person gets older, it is possible they will need a joint replacement. Not only does this involve surgery, but also Rockville, MD joint replacement physical therapy. The latter will help you to get back on your feet and move independently.
Physical therapy is essential. Without it your muscles and joints might fail to build the necessary strength for optimal recovery. Although some patients are initially apprehensive, a good physical therapist, such as one from the Pain Arthritis Relief Center, will help you with this process. Keep in mind, you will almost certainly require multiple sessions as physical therapy does not result in overnight success. For this reason it is important to stick to your exercises and listen to the advice given to you.
For many patients, joint replacement physical therapy in Rockville, MD will begin before the surgery. This is done to allow you to become familiar with the exercises and to make sure you know how to do them correctly. You may also learn how to use assistive devices, or ways to adapt with home life during your recovery. Finally, you’ll explore movements to avoid as well as precautionary measures to take. These preparations are very common for total joint replacements. Whether they are prescribed to you will depend on your surgeon and medical team.
After the surgery, your physical therapist will assist you in various movements. The sessions will continue with an emphasis on building strength and flexibility. A common goal for patients will be to have 90 degrees of motion in the joint that was replaced. Usually significant improvement is seen within a few weeks. As you progress you may be encouraged to use a stationary bike, bend down, step up, or lift objects. Without a physical therapist, you would otherwise be left to practice all of these exercises on your own, and without guidance. This is not a good idea.
If you would like to learn more about the following, please call the Pain Arthritis Relief Center today.
- What to expect prior to surgery, as well as after
- How to know when you need a total joint replacement
- How physical therapy can prepare you for surgery
- How physical therapy can assist you in doing the things you love
- How to prepare for a return home
- How to use an assistive device
- + More
To schedule an appointment for joint replacement physical therapy in Rockville, MD, call our clinic now.