Over time joints can become worn or damaged. When worn or damage joints result in constant pain, a patient may need to have joint replacement surgery.
Joint replacement surgery is a procedure in which a doctor removes parts of the joint to replace it with a prosthesis. This prosthesis is usually made from metal, ceramic or plastic materials. While joint replacement will eventually alleviate the pain that the damaged joint was causing, it will take some time for the patient to heal from the procedure. To ensure a speedy recovery and that the joint heals correctly, you will need physiotherapy.
Joint replacement physiotherapy at home
Since it will be difficult to move around, in-home physiotherapy is the best option after joint replacement surgery. Following joint replacement surgery, physiotherapy will promote circulation to lower the risks of blood clots. Eventually, you will need to start doing exercises that will help to restore normal movement, build endurance and strengthen the joint and surrounding muscles. Physiotherapy will also help to relieve pain and swelling.
Not only with a physiotherapist guide you through physical activities that will promote healing, but they will also show you exercises you can do on your own. Another benefit of in-home joint replacement physiotherapy is that when your physiotherapist comes to you, they can teach you how to safely navigate your home. For example, a physiotherapist will teach you how to climb stairs with crutches, a walker or a cane until you no longer need the support.
Do you need joint replacement physiotherapy in Vancouver?
When our physiotherapists come to you, it allows us to see how you move and interact within your home environment and tailor a programme to suit your unique situation. Our mobile physiotherapy service also saves you the hassle of having to travel to appointments, and the cost of gas and parking.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today and let us help you recover after your joint replacement surgery.