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Preoperative Physical Therapy

The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Center offers a one-on-one preoperative physical therapy (PT) education session to individuals undergoing a hip or knee joint replacement surgery. During this preoperative PT education session you will spend one-on-one time with a physical therapist who specializes in joint replacement rehabilitation to learn and practice your surgeon specific post-surgical activities such as any applicable precautions, exercises, getting on and off a bed/chair/toilet, how to walk with a cane or walker, and negotiate stairs. In addition to the preoperative PT education session, we recommend that you review the appropriate surgery-specific rehabilitation guide several times in order to reinforce the information and optimize your preparedness for activity after surgery.

How do I schedule a preoperative PT visit?

  • Call your surgeon’s office to request a PT referral
  • Call the Outpatient Physical Therapy Center at 212.606.1213 to schedule the appointment. We recommend you try to schedule it to be on the same day as your presurgical screening.

Surgery-Specific Rehabilitation Guides

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Post-surgical guidelines for your recovery.