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Physical Therapy following Knee Replacement

Updated: Feb 11, 2021

Physical Therapy for Knee Replacement

Having a knee replacement may seem a bit scary, but the truth is, surgeons in this area have excellent results. Physical therapy may benefit you prior to having surgery to help strengthen your knee and hip musculature while also addressing any pain you currently have. Following surgery, physical therapy may begin in your home and continue for 6-8 weeks.

Typically, you may have 1 physical therapist for home health for 1-2 weeks before transitioning to an outpatient physical therapist for an additional 6 to 8 weeks. With ActiveFit our Doctor of Physical Therapy comes to you. This allows for a smooth and rapid recovery. From day 1 she will be able to provide pain relief and a home exercise program which fits with your current home set up.

Don't wait to set up physical therapy after you get home from the hospital. Give us a call today to let us know when you will be having surgery and to set up your first visit for the day after your surgery. If you are several weeks out from surgery, our Doctor of Physical Therapy can do pre-surgery rehab for 2 to 3 visits to get you set up with several exercises to perform before surgery and a few to start when you get home from the hospital.

Call us today 847-920-7110. We look forward to working with you!

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