Joint Replacement Therapy

Joint replacement surgery is often necessary in injured or arthritic joints. Replacement surgery relieves pain in the damages or arthritic joints, increases range of motion and improves function of daily life.

The most common joints replaced are hips, shoulders and knees. A metal prosthesis is typically used to create the artificial joint, enabling it to perform like the original joint.

Physical therapy plays a major role in recovering from joint replacement, focusing on function, strength, and restoring range of motion.

When starting physical therapy, the physiotherapist will perform a thorough evaluation of the client’s functional limitations. Initially, it will be important to learn to walk and climb stairs safely with a cane or walker while healing from hip or knee replacement. As the healing progresses, an individual plan will be designed, typically involving stretching and strengthening exercises as well as functional training.

Registered physiotherapists are available to help you recover from joint replacement and have your new joint feeling better than it did prior to surgery.

    • Joint replacement therapy may include equipment such as:
    • Free Weights
    • Resistance Bands
    • Exercise Balls
    • Stationary Bikes
    • Elliptical Machines
    • Treadmills
    • Ultrasound
    • Biofeedback

Specific Techniques


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