Physical therapy for prehab before joint replacement in Commerce City, Colorado

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Meet with the best prehab before joint replacement physical therapists in Commerce City, Colorado

Commerce City, Colorado, Luna has physical therapists who specialize in prehab before joint replacement. Our PTs understand that joint replacement can be a difficult and nerve-wracking experience, and they’ll work with you to ensure that you’re both mentally and physically prepared for your operation.

Luna provides first-class physical therapy to patients in the comfort of their homes. Our physical therapists come to you — it’s physical therapy, delivered.

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What is prehab for joint replacement surgery?

While physical therapy following a joint replacement surgery is standard care for all patients, it’s only recently that hospitals and doctors have begun to recommend preoperative physical therapy as well. Known as “prehabilitation,” this physical therapy has been shown to diminish the need for postoperative care by almost 30 percent, saving an average of over $1200 per patient.

According to a 2014 study of 4,733 total hip replacement and total knee replacement surgeries, only 54.2 percent of patients who received preoperative care required postoperative care services, compared to 79.7 percent of the patients who did not receive preoperative care. The study showed that prehab can be both more cost-effective and more beneficial to patient health.

It’s recommended that patients begin a prehab program at least six weeks prior to their surgery, and many medical professionals believe that short, daily sessions are more effective for prehab than longer weekly sessions. Patients who wish to participate in prehab may meet with a physical therapist weekly or bi-weekly to check progress and learn new exercises, however they may also be counseled to perform exercises on their own each day between sessions.

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Who can benefit from prehab for joint replacement surgery?

Many patients often consider knee and hip replacements when they’re suffering from osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis worldwide. However, fear of a grueling recovery process often holds patients back from undergoing life-changing joint replacement surgery.

For these patients, prehab is an excellent option. Some patients have been living with arthritic pain for so long that they are severely deconditioned; a physical therapy exercise plan can increase their strength and fitness level prior to surgery, helping them to prepare for a safe surgery and a quick recovery.

The conditions that most commonly require joint replacement include:

  • Osteoarthritis in the knees
  • Osteoarthritis in the hips

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Physical therapy before a joint replacement

Because patients undergoing joint replacement surgery will have different needs, different timelines, and varying levels of fitness, prehab routines must be personalized by a licensed physical therapist. Generally, any prehab routine will include a mix of low-impact cardiovascular exercises and strength exercises, which are intended to strengthen the muscles around the affected joint.

Source: My Southern Health
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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

Our therapists are available for in-home physical therapy appointments across the Commerce City area. In all the neighborhoods we serve, we come to you to make the PT experience as convenient as possible.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

We've established partnerships with a diverse range of insurance plans, simplifying the benefits verification process for you. When you opt for Luna, your co-pay will consistently align with the specified amount in your insurance plan for a PT clinic visit. All major insurances and Medicare are accepted.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

Certainly not! We're committed to making it easy for patients to begin their physical therapy with us. New patients are always welcome, and for most, their first at-home physical therapy session can be scheduled within 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists maintain flexible schedules, available from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

Luna's therapists boast extensive experience, with a minimum of 3 years in practice, often with even more years under their belt. Every therapist undergoes a comprehensive interview and background check. We select therapists who are deeply committed to providing superior care to their patients.

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