On your first day of therapy, you will meet with a Physical Therapist to evaluate your post-surgical knee. This will include assessment of your surgical incision, any bandage changes per your doctor, assessment of swelling, and range of motion measurements. We can even help your physician monitor your blood clotting time to regulate medication which decreases chances of blood clots. This reduces extra trips to the doctor’s office. Following your evaluation, you will complete some exercises to start getting your knee moving and work on gentle strengthening. Some of these will include:
- Standing hip abduction
- Mini squats
- Straight leg raises
You will also work on walking with and assistive device such as a walker or a cane and eventually transition to walking without an assistive device. Eventually you will work on going up and down stairs, maneuvering on uneven terrain, and balance activities.
If you are having pain in your knee or have a total knee replacement scheduled, please come see us for a free consultation to see how we can assist you in your recovery. To request an appointment, click here, or call directly 931-684-0027 during regular business hours.
Disclaimer: The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care. Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.