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Physical Therapy for Joint Replacement

December 23, 2018

 

 

Joint replacement

 

Total joint replacement is an invasive procedure in which an abnormal or damaged joint is replaced with a special implant called a prosthesis. A prosthesis is a unique metal, plastic, or ceramic device designed to imitate the movement of a joint. Joint replacements are meant to help patients reduce pain and help their overall health. With the help of physical therapy, patients can regain full mobility and pain relief over time. Here at Madison Physical Therapy in Brooklyn, we believe that with the right treatment, patients can resume their lives sooner.

 

 

 

Types of joint replacements

 

The most common types of replacement surgery occur in the hips and knees. Madison Physical Therapy in Brooklyn also provides physical therapy treatment programs for patients with other types of joint replacements such as:

 

  • Unicompartmental knee replacement

  • Shoulder joint replacement

  • Reverse total shoulder replacement

  • Total elbow replacement

  • Wrist joint replacement (wrist arthroplasty)

 

 

 

Benefits of Physical Therapy

 

Physical therapy has a lot to offer patients based on their specific needs. A physical therapy treatment program at Madison Physical Therapy in Brooklyn can help patients reach a desired level of physicality and promote a healthy lifestyle change to prevent most ailments and physical restrictions from reoccurring.

 

 

 

Benefits of physical therapy

 

  • Treatment for pain – Physical therapy is by far one the most effective choices for long-term pain due to medical issues and injuries. Madison Physical Therapy in Brooklyn focuses their treatment plans not only on pain but the source of pain. They believe that treating the root of the problem reduces the chance of recurrence.

 

  • No pain medication necessary – Pain medications can be risky for some. Painkillers such as opioids are highly addictive and in some cases, cause more harm than good. Physical therapy is a hands-on treatment which requires no surgery or drugs.   

 

 

 

Physical therapy for joint replacement patients

 

Physical therapy before and after a surgery is incredibly important in order to have a full-on recovery, and it can help patients through these phases to effectively reduce their recovery time and pain.

 

  • Before surgery – Even before surgery it is important to begin therapy, being as fit as possible before going on the operating table is ideal. A Therapist can provide you with a guidebook outlining specific exercises and information about how to prepare for surgery.

 

  • After surgery – After surgery, physical therapy is an excellent option to explore. Our physical therapist will design a program around you to achieve a painless and fully mobile lifestyle. Physical therapy offers joint replacement patients a seamless continuance of the rehabilitation that began in the hospital.

 

Recovery through your injury the right way! At Madison Physical Therapy, our physical therapy in Brooklyn can give you the help and treatment you need in order to make a full recovery from your joint replacement surgery. Contact us to make an appointment today!

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