Learn how Piedmont Family Practice Physical Therapy can help with Total Joint Rehabilitation.
After a total joint replacement procedure, total joint rehabilitation physical therapy is a crucial part of the healing process. The type and duration of your physical therapy will depend on the type of total joint replacement procedure you’re having done. For many joint replacements, therapy can extend three months or more from the date of the procedure, and you’ll have a variety of goals and milestones to meet in your therapy. Your specific physical therapy milestones will depend on the type of total joint replacement you have done.
To start, you’ll focus on healing from the surgery, reducing swelling, and managing pain. Next, you’ll move on to improving overall mobility and range of motion, strengthening muscles, and other joint-specific goals, like improving balance, walking or reaching and grabbing. The next stage of total joint rehabilitation physical therapy is working on functional training and activity-specific movements to help you get back to regular activities in your everyday life.