Physical therapy can play a key role in the rehabilitation of people who have received a total joint replacement of the knee, hip, or shoulder. It can also benefit people with physical limitations due to joint pain associated with osteoarthritis. It can address pain, restore range of motion, strength, mobility, flexibility, endurance, improving self-care skills and functional mobility.
At Movement and Flow Physical Therapy, before and/or after your surgery, we will work closely and maintain open communication with your surgeon to facilitate the appropriate plan of care and consistent expectations.
Preoperatively, we can assess your current level of function and activity. We also use this time to prepare you emotionally and mentally for surgery. We will attempt to answer your questions and to alleviate your concerns. We may recommend a home exercise program to improve your strength and cardiovascular health prior to surgery. We can also make recommendations that will help you prepare your home to safely receive you after the procedure.
Following surgery our interventions will address any post surgical pain and edema. They will also help restore range of motion, strength, mobility, flexibility and endurance. We can provide you with the education needed to safely walk and climb stairs, get in and out of a chair or car, tie your shoes, and other daily activities.When appropriate we can recommend the correct assistive devices such as canes and walkers to meet your mobility needs.
Our care will empower our patients to play an active role in their rehabilitation. It will promote independence and ownership with the recovery process, achieving better outcomes. It will enable our patients to get back to and enjoy a full and active lifestyle in no time!