Total Joint Replacement
Every year over 719,000 total knee replacements and 330,000 hip replacements are performed in the United States. This procedure has become a routine way to keep our joints moving after advanced arthritis and joint degeneration. There are several factors that go into a successful total joint replacement surgery and the improved function that follows. A well-skilled surgeon can execute a perfect surgery; however, that doesn’t always mean it’ll be successful. How you rehabilitate your joint and body afterward is critical to the outcomes of the surgery and maximizing your results.
It’s your choice
Where you go for rehabilitation after your surgery makes a big difference in the outcomes. As with any type of service, not all Lafayette physical therapy clinics are the same. You always have the choice to go for physical therapy where you choose.
Typically, after surgery, you will have physical therapy in the hospital, then in your home or inpatient facility. To achieve the best outcome, it is vital that you continue with physical therapy in an outpatient setting, such as a treatment plan with Boulet Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute. This can make a big difference in your long-term abilities to walk, move, reach, and more.
We maximize your post-surgery results for:
- Total knee replacement
- Total hip replacement
- Total or partial shoulder replacement
- Total ankle replacement
What to expect from a total joint replacement rehabilitation program:
When starting physical therapy in our outpatient facility, you will be lead through the program given by your surgeon. Our goal is to keep you safe so you will obtain the highest results from your surgery.
A standard physical therapy program for total joint replacement focuses on the following:
- Reducing pain levels and swelling
- Education on joint protection, according to your doctor’s protocols
- Restoring range of motion according to protocols
- Improving strength around the joint
- Increasing stability of the joint
- Restoring balance and coordination
- Enhancing endurance and preparing for lifestyle activities
We will be with you every step of the way toward your complete and full recovery. Whatever your goals may be, we can help you achieve them by maximizing the outcome of your total joint replacement surgery. Contact Boulet Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute today to learn more about our special programs.
Faster recovery after total joint replacement or arthroscopic surgery.
You deserve to get back to the active life you once had. At Boulet Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute, we provide care before and after any orthopedic surgical procedure to ensure that your return to normal activity will be achieved safely and quickly.
Pre-operative care will help condition your body for a successful procedure, making it heal and recover faster. Post-operative rehabilitation reduces your pain with less dependence on prescription drugs. We treat and protect your injury using the most advanced hands-on techniques and technology for pain relief, swelling reduction and function re-education.
Many ways to help you recover safely & quickly
Your physical therapist at the Institute will take the time to explain to you the importance of early gentle movement and therapeutic exercise after surgery.
We’ll be with you every step of the way to help you return to your activities, including:
- Use of assistive device – cane or walker
- Gait training – moving one step at a time, negotiating doors, stairs & curbs
- Transfer training – moving into or out of bed, chair, car & toilet seats
- Self-care techniques – dressing, bathing or grooming post-op
- Carrying & lifting techniques – learning proper body alignment & weight shifting
- Pain & swelling management
- Manual therapy
We’ve built a solid reputation with area physicians because we work closely with them as members of your rehab team, and we consistently achieve good functional outcomes.
So whether you’ve had total hip/knee joint replacement, knee or shoulder arthroscopy or repair of a broken bone, you can look forward to the best possible recovery.