Physical therapy for prehab before joint replacement in Tampa, Florida

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Meet with the best prehab before joint replacement physical therapists in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida, 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.

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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

For physical therapy sessions in the Tampa area, our therapists are ready to visit you at home. We make it a priority to extend our services to all neighborhoods, ensuring that we provide you with the utmost convenience during your PT sessions.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

Luna is partnered with numerous insurance plans, simplifying the benefits verification process for you. When you choose Luna, your co-pay will consistently align with the specified co-pay amount in your insurance plan for a PT clinic visit. We accept all major insurances and Medicare.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

No way! Our primary goal is to make it convenient for patients to commence their physical therapy journey with us. New patients are always accommodated promptly, and in the majority of cases, their first at-home physical therapy session can be scheduled within just 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists maintain extended availability from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

At Luna, our therapists are highly experienced professionals, boasting a minimum of 3 years of practice, often with many additional years of experience. Each therapist undergoes a thorough interview and comprehensive background check. We exclusively engage with therapists who are wholeheartedly dedicated to delivering top-notch care to their patients.

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