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.
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.
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.
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.