by Meghan Haus, DPT, April 22, 2016
Pre-operative program now offered at Gateau Physical Therapy and the Medically Oriented Gym for Total Hip and Knee Joint replacements!
With the evidence for positive outcomes with pre-operative physical therapy care for total hip and knee joint replacement surgery’s we felt it was time to develop a program within our practice. Pre-operative care better prepares patients for post-operative rehabilitation through education on assistive device use, plan for recovery and by managing post-operative expectations. It has also been found that pre-operative care can improve a patient’s strength and ROM and thus improve functional outcomes post-operatively. This leads to a decreased need for post acute care services such as nursing home or in home care, and thus a health care cost savings of up to $1,000.00 per patient.
We are now offering a comprehensive program with the Medically Oriented Gym. Patients will be evaluated by a physical therapist and provided with an appropriate exercise program. Skilled services are intended to last 1-2 visits, however, treatment will be dependent on the patients needs. Once appropriate the patient will be discharged to one FREE month in our Medically Oriented gym performing a prescribed exercise program under the guidance of our exercise physiologists. This will encourage patients to consistently perform pre-operative exercises and also conserve insurance benefits and financial resources for post-operative care. We plan to track pre-operative and post-operative outcomes including extremity ROM, strength, pain levels and functional abilities. If you are interested in this program please contact one of our offices for more information!
23123 Camden Way
California, MD 20619
11855 H.G. Trueman Road
Lusby, MD 20657