It is estimated that there are over 5.5 million people living right now with a total knee replacement. The number of procedures is growing rapidly and is expected to surpass 1,000,000 new procedures in 2017 or 2018. Rehabilitation for knee surgery is important for patients to get their strength, endurance, balance, and range of motion in the knee and leg.
Rehabilitating your knee can get you back to your daily activities.
Physical therapy is often prescribed to help restore function following knee replacement surgery. Once the initial pain of surgery subsides, most patients report little discomfort and are able to participate in a variety of exercises to help restore:
- Range of motion
During the initial phase of rehabilitation, treatment is focused on quickly restoring the ability to bend and straighten the knee and on specific strengthening exercises for the thigh.
This will assist in restoring a normal walking pattern and allow the patient to gradually move from a walker to a cane and, in most cases, to finally walking without an assistive device.
As range of motion and thigh strength improve, standing exercises are initiated that focus on improving the strength, endurance, and balance of the entire leg. This will help the patient carry out daily activities more easily and safely such as stair climbing, rising from a chair, and walking on uneven ground.
Aquatic Therapy can allow you to get back to health quicker by using the natural, physical properties of water in assisting patient healing and exercise performance.
It encourages strength and excellent recovery by allowing patients to take on only as much as they can handle.
The Aquatic facilities in Sabraton also feature an underwater treadmill and two endless flow swim lanes.
Dynamic Physical Therapy
If you or a family member have knee pain, please call Dynamic Physical Therapy at