With over 20 years of experience serving patients we have developed the Joint Replacement Academy to offer knee and hip patients the best chance of success. The goal of the total joint replacement program is to restore function and mobility, minimize pain and facilitate a return to normal activities. Comprehensive care begins before surgery and our 3 step process allows patients to reach their full potential all under one roof.
We have developed three options for Joint Replacement Patients:
Step 1: Pre-Hab: The majority of pre-surgical patients will benefit from gentle exercise and pain free ROM in our warm water aquatic center. Patients who wish to expand their exercise program have the option of adding strength and cardio exercises in our 30,000 sq. ft award winning Wellness Center. Patients who participate in the Pre-Hab program will benefit from quicker recovery times following surgery. Cost of the Pre-Hab portion is $69.00 per month. For patients who have complex cases that require skilled intervention from a licensed Physical Therapist a Rx will be required and insurance will be billed for pre-surgical physical therapy.
Step 2: Post Operative Physical Therapy– Following surgery patients will return to our facility to initiate Physical Therapy per MD recommendations. We offer the areas most comprehensive outpatient physical therapy clinic in the area and have been serving patients for over 24 years. Aquatic and complete outpatient orthopedic PT services available.
Step 3: Post Physical Therapy– We have the luxury to transition our patients from supervised Physical Therapy to independent exercise programs all under the same roof. Licensed Physical Therapist will create the exercise program and patients can continue on a monthly basis as long as they wish. Both aquatic and land based programs are available to all patients as well as ancillary programming such as Yoga, Pilates, aquatic exercise classes. arthritis classes, Tai Chi, Fall prevention and more.
Effectiveness of Pre-hab
A study by researchers at New England Baptist Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, all based in Boston, found that knee and hip replacement surgery patients who had participated in water- and land-based strength training, and aerobic and flexibility exercises for six weeks prior to their surgeries reduced their odds of needing inpatient rehabilitation by 73 percent.