Physical Therapy After a Partial Knee Replacement: A Guide to Recovery

A partial knee replacement can be a life-changing procedure for those suffering from chronic knee pain. However, the road to recovery can be long and challenging, especially without the proper guidance and support. This is where physical therapy comes in. A physical therapist can help you navigate the recovery process and assist you in regaining strength and mobility in your knee. In this blog post, we will guide you through the importance and benefits of physical therapy after a partial knee replacement and how our team at POSMC can help.

Physical therapy after a partial knee replacement is crucial for reducing pain, restoring movement, and ensuring the success of the surgery. The therapy often begins immediately after the procedure with simple exercises to increase blood flow and range of motion. As you progress in your recovery, your physical therapist will customize your therapy plan based on your needs and goals.

At POSMC, our physical therapists work closely with our patients to provide one-on-one care and develop individualized treatment plans tailored to their specific needs. Our team will work with you to build strength, balance, and flexibility in the knee joint, and help you to regain your independence.

Physical therapy after a partial knee replacement involves various techniques, including manual therapy, electric stimulation, and ice therapy. Manual therapy involves hands-on manipulation of the soft tissue and joint structures to enhance healing and mobilization. Electric stimulation is used to manage pain and swelling and to promote muscle control. Ice therapy reduces inflammation and pain by numbing the affected area.

During physical therapy, you will work on various exercises to improve your range of motion, flexibility, and strength in your knee joint. Exercises may include leg lifts, wall slides, knee bends, and step-ups. These exercises help you to regain strength, avoid stiffness in your knee, and promote healing.

Recovering from a partial knee replacement requires patience and dedication. Physical therapy is a vital aspect of this recovery process. At POSMC, our physical therapists are here to help you at every step of the way. Through our expertise and experience, we are committed to providing you with the best care possible. If you have recently undergone a partial knee replacement and would like the support of a physical therapist during your recovery, please contact us today. We would be honored to help you achieve a successful recovery.

Plano Physical Therapy Center

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3405 Midway Road Suite 500, Plano, TX 75093
Phone: 972-473-0229
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