Pre-Surgery

Pre Surgery Physical Therapy
For Orthopaedic Patients

Key Benefit

Individually tailored pre-operative rehabilitation programs are effective in reducing the hospital stay for arthroplasty (hip or knee replacement) patients. 1

Improve Recovery

The Total Joint Care™ pre-operative rehabilitation program reduces the recovery time and assists in achieving the optimal benefit from arthroplasty surgery by improving the patients physical condition prior to surgery.

Patients can access a comprehensive service provided by exercise physiologists in their own home.

Land Based Exercises

Physical exercise is effective in increasing muscles strength and range of motion, physical functioning, aerobic capacity, and pain reduction for patients with osteoarthritis. It is also effective in facilitating weight control and reducing the risk of developing other chronic diseases.

As part of the pre-surgery rehabilitation service, accredited exercise physiologists provide supervised resistance and aerobic training tailored for each individual.

Hydrotherapy (Aquatic Exercises)

Aquatic based exercise may be better tolerated than land based activities for some osteoarthritic patients.

Similar benefits to land based activities can be achieved with reduced stress to affected joints.23

Hydrotherapy may be performed at your local swimming pool facility.

Weight Loss

Weight loss and weight gain are primary preventive strategies for osteoarthritis and will assist patients in their post surgery recovery.3

Weight loss provides an improvement in symptomatic pain and disability in overweight and obese patients.

Alternative Treatments

Patients with osteoarthritis may also be interested in our pre-surgery rehabilitation service and/or our arthritis management service. Services offered within the pre-surgery program can also be accessed individually.

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  1. Crowe and Henderson, 2003 J Crowe, J Henderson Pre-arthroplasty rehabilitation is effective in reducing hospital stay. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70 (2003), pp. 88–96
  2. Clark B. Rheumatology: Physical and occupational therapy in the management of arthritis. CMAJ. 2000;163(8):999–1005.
  3. Manek N, Lane N. Osteoarthritis: current concepts in diagnosis and management. American Family Physician. 2000;61(6):1795– 804
  4. Manek N, Lane N. Osteoarthritis: current concepts in diagnosis and management. American Family Physician. 2000;61(6):1795– 804
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