In-Home Physiotherapy for after Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement surgery is a common way to treat pain and dysfunction from osteoarthritis. If you or a loved one has undergone surgery, working with an experienced physical therapist is very important to optimize your surgical outcome. Research shows that gains and improvements can be made up to a year and a half after a joint replacement. Working with a Physio2U therapist provides you with the in-home advantage. We come to you. You do not need to travel for treatment. You can schedule your sessions to start anytime. A Physio2U therapist will design a unique treatment plan to help manage your pain, increase strength and mobility, and help get you back to a lifestyle you enjoy.
When a Physio2U therapist is in your home for treatment, we are able to provide recommendations for your personal environment to assist in your recovery. We will help you move around your home better, teach you how to move with your new joint and help you navigate challenging areas of your home such as stairs.
Physio2U Treatment techniques for Joint Replacement Rehab
- Pain and swelling management
- Manual therapy
- Progressive exercise programs to improve flexibility and strength
- Activities to improve mobility, walking, and balance
- Activities to improve movements of daily living
- Activities to improve walking confidence
- Education on joint replacement management and community resources
- Recommendations for home modifications to improve mobility, safety and promote independence
What to expect
- The physiotherapist will come to your home, office or any other location that is convenient to you!
- The therapist will need to ask you questions about your health history and current problem or injury. You can expect this to take 10 to 20 minutes.
- As physiotherapists are licensed-health care professionals and are legally required to take real-time notes for medical-legal purposes, the therapist will be typing on a computer or tablet using our secure electronic medical records system during your session. The servers for our electronic records system are in Canada.
- Please have ready any doctor’s referral note, diagnostic imaging reports or your list of medications handy.
- The therapist may need about 4 x 8 feet of space to set up the portable bed to provide a thorough assessment.
- The therapist will need to put their hands on you. It is a good idea to wear shorts or a sleeveless top to provide the best assessment and treatment possible.
- The therapist will likely prescribe home exercises and make recommendations for making you feel better. It will be important for you to follow this advice for achieving optimal outcome.
- The assessment session will last 1 to 1.25 hours. Treatment sessions are 50 minutes to 1 hour long.
- Please note that the time required to conduct requested or necessary communication to doctors, family members or third parties will be included in your 1-hour session.