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Physical Therapy For Hip Replacement A leading cause of hip replacement is osteoarthritis. If you find yourself in the situation of considering whether or not to have a hip replacement, there are some things you will ...
Physical Therapy For Hip Replacement
A leading cause of hip replacement is osteoarthritis. If you find yourself in the situation of considering whether or not to have a hip replacement, there are some things you will be glad to know.
Physical therapy for hip replacement is common after the surgery and your physical therapist may also be able to help you prepare for the surgery through prehab as well. This aids is a speedy recovery after you leave the hospital and start on your rehab program.
Hip replacement surgery is a common operation with more than 300,000 occurring in our country each year. The good news is that physical therapy prehab and rehab can help you recover through this quickly. Also, if hip pain is addressed early enough, you may be able to delay or avoid hip replacement surgery altogether.
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Here are some things you can do to avoid or delay hip replacement surgery:
-Maintain a healthy weight
-Avoid inflammatory foods (which can aggravate arthritis)
-Talk to your healthcare practitioner about any pain you may be having
If you do find hip replacement surgery necessary, prehab (physical therapy before surgery) with a physical therapist at Above & Beyond Physical Therapy can help aid the recovery process and/or prepare you for surgery.
Also, physical therapy for hip replacement surgery will help to get you back on your feet and enjoying the activities that you love again. Rehabilitation after hip replacement surgery will focus on exercises that will help you build strength, increase blood flow, improve flexibility and balance as well as protect your joints.
After hip replacement surgery, you can expect physical therapy to last for approximately four week at two to three sessions a week. Your physical therapist will work with you to monitor progress and help you achieve your goals after hip replacement surgery. To find out more, contact us for an evaluation today.