Total Joint Replacement Plymouth, IN

Total Joint Replacement

Physical Therapy Can Help You Recover From Total Joint Replacement Surgery

If you have received a total joint replacement of the knee, hip, or shoulder, physical therapy can help you make a smooth recovery.

At LaFree Physical Therapy in Plymouth, IN, our clinic provides joint replacement physical therapy rehabilitation to patients with limited mobility due to a replacement procedure. We also provide therapy to those experiencing impairing joint pain even if they haven’t undergone replacement surgery yet!

Are your joints a constant source of pain? LaFree Physical Therapy can help provide you with some relief. Request your free screening today.

Common causes of total joint replacement:

Total joint replacement surgery can be a last resort for many patients, however, it is typically recommended for those who:

  • Live with chronic pains. If your pain is constantly affecting your daily life and no other treatments have seemed to help, your doctor may suggest surgery.
  • Have severe joint damage. This is typically the result of arthritic debilitation, either from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.
  • Experienced a severe trauma to the joint(s). There are certain injuries that can only be addressed through surgical treatment, depending on how critical the damage was.

It is important to discuss things with your primary physician first if you believe you may be in need of total joint replacement surgery. On the other hand, if you have already received total joint replacement surgery, it is likely that your primary physician will refer you to a Plymouth, IN physical therapist for part of your recovery treatment.

How can physical therapy help me?

Our physical therapists at LaFree Physical Therapy will provide a treatment plan for you that will assist in restoring your range of motion, flexibility, strength, endurance, and overall mobility.

Physical therapy will be important in the rehabilitation process for your total joint replacement. These treatments can also benefit you both before AND after your procedure, in order to make sure that your recovery process is as smooth as possible.

What should I expect at my first appointment?

If you’ve never seen a physical therapist at LaFree Physical Therapy before, there’s nothing to fear! Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough physical examination to determine what course of treatment will be best for your specific pain condition.

Your physical therapist will create a specialized treatment plan based on your evaluation, aimed at rehabilitation and restoring your optimum physical health.

In the beginning of your treatment plan, your appointments will consist of passive physical therapy, which is primarily focused on pain relief and recovery. This kind of treatment includes manual therapy, gentle therapeutic exercises, or any other combination of treatment services that your physical therapist deems for your treatment plan.

When your passive therapy is finished, you will continue into active physical therapy treatments. These will include strengthening exercises that you will do with the aid of your Plymouth, IN physical therapist, in addition to at-home treatments that you will do on your own.

All of these different aspects of your treatment will all help in making your recovery as quick and comfortable as possible, all while improving your normal function!

If you believe you could benefit from our total joint replacement rehabilitation services, contact LaFree Physical Therapy today. We will get you back to living your best life, free from pain and limiting joints!