hip and knee replacement physiotherapy

Hip and Knee Replacement Physiotherapy

Every year, more than 80,000 Canadians go through hip and knee replacement surgery and recovery. People with severe knee and hip damage can go through a surgical hip or knee replacement. During the procedure, a surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of a joint and replaces it with a man-made metal and plastic surface. Hip and knee replacement physiotherapy is often prescribed after joint replacement surgery to aid in recovery. During the recovery process, physiotherapy can help relieve pain, aid the hip or knee joint to work better and increase mobility.

As many people tend to be less active than their peers after a hip or knee replacement, physiotherapy helps to close this gap and get people moving again. Physiotherapy can help improve fitness and mobility, improve balance to reduce the risk of falls, and lower the risk of other health issues. With a regular exercise program, joint replacement patients can see an improved quality of life.

Hip replacement physiotherapy or knee replacement physiotherapy can help you:

  • Build strength in your joints and surrounding muscles
  • Ease swelling and pain
  • Restore typical joint movement
  • Improve circulation so you don’t have issues with blood clots, especially right after surgery
  • Improve walking pattern and balance
  • Get back to doing the things you love to do sooner

Mobile Hip and Knee Replacement Physiotherapy

Mobile home physiotherapy will allow physiotherapists to see how you move and interact in your own home environment. Our physiotherapists can provide you with assessments and exercises to improve your range of motion in your new joint all from the comfort of your own home, office, or sports facility. Plus, you’ll save time and money on the hassle of traveling to appointments and paying for parking and gas.

To see a physiotherapist, you don’t need a doctor’s referral. Check with your benefits provider as most extended medical plans cover a portion of the cost of physiotherapy. If you’ve had hip and knee replacement surgery and are looking to get back to being active and doing what you love, physiotherapy can help you keep the muscles around your joint strong long after your surgery.

At Chipperfield Physio, we offer direct billing to most extended health care providers, as well as UBC Hospital Centre for Surgical Excellence.  Patient’s that undergo surgery at UBC Hospital receive 3 physiotherapy visits for a hip replacement, and 12 physiotherapy visits for a knee replacement.

Contact Chipperfield physiotherapy to book an in-home and mobile hip and knee replacement physiotherapy consultation. We offer our services to your most convenient location in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, Tri-Cities, and the North Shore.


Testimonials from hip or knee replacement patients:

I am extremely likely to recommend Chipperfield Physiotherapy to anybody. Justin & his team were introduced to me through a friend of my daughter’s. I will always be grateful for this connection. Justin was responsible for my excellent rehab after a total knee replacement. Chipperfield Physiotherapy are a very professional, dedicated, compassionate & knowledgeable group. Starting with a simple phone call to Justin’s office I was put into his reliable hands almost immediately. Justin understands people and knows just how to get the maximum response from his clients during their rehab workouts. It was hard work but always with encouragement. I was totally mobile within 3 weeks and didn’t have to use a walker or cane after 4 weeks. Now how’s that for a client in her 80’s?! Additionally, Justin makes himself available for any ongoing concerns. He is a very dedicated and compassionate man.” – Ruby G.

“Justin and his team have been a fantastic group to work with. Whether its been my knee issues, my husbands back, or helping out with our young daughter who is in competitive ballet, I always feel like we are in good hands. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable, and genuinely care about our recovery. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chipperfield Physio to all my friends and family.” – Crystal

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