Joint replacements have become much more common in recent years due to a number of factors. People are living longer and want to do more as they get older. They’ve abused their bodies over the years either through work or play but still want to be active – who could blame them – isn’t that what all of us want? At Carousel Physical Therapy, we typically see patients post joint replacements and focus on returning people to the lives they want to live.
Following surgery and discharge from the hospital, you may or may not have home health therapy. Your doctor typically lets you know when you should begin scheduling your outpatient therapy but its still a good idea before surgery to ask about when this usually occurs. A lot of people will get their outpatient physical therapy scheduled prior to surgery just so it’s one less thing to worry about after surgery. Outpatient therapy typically focuses on continuing to get you stronger and regain mobility as well as address any functional concerns you have.
Physical Therapy is typically prescribed after:
- Total Shoulder Replacements/Reverse Total Shoulder Replacements
- Total Hip Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
- Total Ankle Replacements