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Preparing for Knee Replacement: How Physical Therapy Helps You Recover


Physical therapy is not just a regimen; it's your devoted companion in reclaiming strength, mobility, and functionality after knee replacement surgery. It's the linchpin for everyday tasks, from a simple walk to getting out of bed with confidence. At Homecoming Physiotherapy, our therapists are your trusted allies in this journey. We stand by you, outlining the roadmap of what to expect during your physical therapy sessions, a journey that begins even before your surgery. We're here to ensure your recovery is seamless, your steps are confident, and your quality of life is vastly improved. Your well-being is our priority, and we're here to make each step of your recovery count. Trust us, the experts at Homecoming Physiotherapy, to guide you towards a better, pain-free life, starting with pre-surgery preparation, throughout your rehabilitation process, and beyond. Your path to strength and mobility begins at Homecoming Physiotherapy.





Preparing Before Your Surgery


1. Learning about the Process: Pre-surgery Education

Before the surgery, you'll learn what to expect during and after the procedure. This includes:

- Knowing about available resources and rehabilitation programs in your area to aid your recovery.

- Understanding how to safely move around your home and prevent falls.

- Learning to use assistive devices for improved mobility.



2. Getting Ready with Pre-surgery Exercises

Doing specific exercises before your surgery can significantly impact your recovery. A study involving 44 people who had knee replacement surgery showed that those who did exercises before surgery had better outcomes afterward.

- Strength and Flexibility: Doing exercises to make your knee stronger and help it move better.

- Better Mobility: Making it easier for your knee to bend and straighten.

- Self-reported Function: Noting how you feel about your own abilities and improvements.



During and After Your Surgery


1. Targeted Exercises to Build Strength

After surgery, you'll do exercises that target your knee muscles to make them stronger and improve your movement. Starting with simple exercises, they gradually become more challenging, helping you regain strength and mobility.


- Basic Knee Extensions: Strengthening muscles around the knee to improve mobility.

- Ankle Pumps: Helping with circulation and preventing blood clots.

- Progressive Movements: Advancing to exercises like bridges with leg lifts and retraining functional activities such as walking.



2. Learning and Support: Education

Throughout your recovery, you'll receive education and guidance from your physical therapist, including:

- *Understanding Your Recovery:* Knowing the expected recovery timeline and what activities to engage in or avoid.


3. Modalities for Effective Recovery:


Physical therapists may use various tools and methods to enhance your recovery process.

- Cryotherapy: Using cold packs to manage pain effectively.

- Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES): Utilizing electrical impulses to help muscles contract and gain strength.



Embarking on the road to recovery after knee replacement surgery? Begin with prehabilitation, a vital phase where you learn, prepare, and exercise before the surgery. Transitioning post-surgery, targeted exercises, valuable education, and modalities usage are key aspects, guiding you towards regaining strength, movement, and optimal function. Your journey through physical therapy is a crucial step toward a life that's more mobile and free from pain.


For the best in physiotherapy across Delhi NCR, including Saket, okhla, chirag delhi and other locations, as well as extending into Gurgaon, trust Homecoming Physiotherapy. We're your partners for effective recovery from knee replacement surgery and a wide array of issues related to mobility and more. Reach out to us, the best physiotherapists in Delhi NCR, for personalized care and expert guidance. Let us assist you in achieving a better quality of life post-surgery. Your path to a pain-free and active life starts with Homecoming Physiotherapy.

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