Physiotherapy is an integral part of the recovery process after Hip and Knee replacement surgery. Dr. Rodriguez-Elizalde has worked with several therapists to help create a detailed recovery plan for you. Remember that recovery begins well before surgery, and that the stronger, fitter and more range of motion you have before surgery, the easier the process after.
These protocols can be downloaded, printed and given to your therapist.
Finding a good physiotherapist is important. Government funding will cover 6-8 home visits organized by the CCAC (Home Care) to provide “in-home” therapy. While well meaning, this is often limited and not enough for a full recovery. Your outpatient physiotherapy can continue at Humber Hospital, an OHIP funded clinic, or any private rehabilitation facility.
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