While you’re in the hospital, you’ll begin a schedule of therapy and exercise that will help you get used to your new joint and regain optimum mobility and function. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon, our physical therapists will come to your room to help you walk down to the Joint Gym or transport you in a comfortable rolling recliner chair to the gym.
In addition to exercises that will help you regain flexibility, range of motion and independence, your therapy will include instruction on how to safely climb stairs and negotiate curbs with your walker or cane. Our occupational therapists can also show you the best way to approach activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and cooking until your surgical site is completely healed.
We'll also prescribe a program of joint mobility exercises to keep you on the road to recovery when you get home.