The Importance of Physiotherapy Pior to a Total Joint Replacement
As the population gets older, the incidence of joint replacements has been on the rise. While most patients understand the importance of physiotheapy following their joint replacement, many people underestimate the benefits of seeing a physiotheapist prior to their joint replacement. Post surgery, physiotherapist play a large role in decreasing pain and swelling, restoring joint range of motion and strength, improving balance and cardiovascular endurance and restoring normal gait patterns. But what role does a physiotherapist have prior to a joint replacement?