About Joint Replacement Rehabilitation
“Osteo” meaning bone, “Arth” meaning Joint, and “itis” meaning inflammation, together form the word “Osteoarthritis”. Inflammation of the bone and joint is one of the most common types of chronic inflammation. It is often referred to as “wear and tear” arthritis.
This condition occurs when the cartilage or “lubricating cushion” between the bones in your joints start to deteriorate. The cartilage progressively roughens and may eventually disappear entirely. This can lead to a very painful and debilitating condition as your bones start to rub together resulting in a significant amount of inflammation and pain.
At the beginning stages of osteoarthritis, conservative therapy can often alleviate and delay progression. Rise Above Physical Therapy can teach you joint conservation exercises, apply pain relieving modalities, and educate you on anti inflammatory lifestyle changes.
Unfortunately, as this condition progresses, it most often gets to the point as to where it interferes with your activities of daily living. It can be very painful and debilitating.
When conservative care is no longer effective, surgical joint replacement procedures are most commonly the corrective path chosen. This most commonly occurs in the knees, hips, or shoulders. These surgical procedures are done to decrease the pain, restore function and allow you to get on with your life as previously enjoyed.
Rise Above Physical Therapy professionals have an extensive amount of experience in post operative joint replacement rehabilitation. We have the ability to utilize pool therapy in conjunction with land based exercises for your strength and conditioning rehabilitation needs, lifting your expectations beyond limitations.