Joint Replacement Rehabilitation

Total Joint Replacement Rehabilitation

Whether you are building strength of the muscles around your hip and knee prior to your operation, or if you are looking for physiotherapy following your Total Knee Replacement, our experienced physios in Nanaimo can guide you through your rehabilitation programme and allow you to get back to doing the things you want to do.

Physiotherapy is essential following an operation to promote recovery and to make sure you progress to your maximum potential following your surgery. We appreciate that having a joint replacement is a significant surgery, and an intensive period of physiotherapy over just a short few months can make the difference between you struggling with pain and range of movement and enjoying your new joint replacement for many years to come. Investing in yourself in this early stage will be the best decision you can make.

We have partnered with Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) to provide physiotherapy following total hip and knee replacements in Nanaimo through their joint replacement voucher program, eligible clients can access 12 therapy sessions after a knee replacement, and 3 sessions after a hip replacement free of charge with a voucher.

What does it involve?

The early period following your operation is such an important time. This is where exercises need to be specifically designed, monitored and adjusted to ensure inflammation, edema and circulation is optimised for recovery. Our experienced Nanaimo physios can check for important risks such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Embolisms (PE) and wound infection.

Early exercise helps to build range of motion, reduce stiffness, decrease pain levels and improve mobility after your operation. Our team provide information, reassurance and guidance on how to maximise healing and diminish post-operative pain.

Your physiotherapist will work with you to help achieve your goals and will progress your exercises and rehabilitation to make the recovery period as quick and safe as possible. Following the intensive treatment in the early stages your home visit physio will help you set up a programme where you then begin to wean off physiotherapy as your independence and confidence grows. Our physiotherapists will tailor treatment to meet the requirements of your life.

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