The Acute Care Service team provides inpatient, short-term physical and/or occupational therapy for patients during their hospital stay, as well as ambulatory care for outpatient surgery. They are part of the team that provides pre-operative education for total joint replacement or spine surgery.
One-on-one preoperative physical therapy (PT) education sessions are available at on the 9th floor 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?
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