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The Secret to Making Joint Replacement Recovery Easier

09Sep

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Written by Julia

If you are a candidate for knee- or hip-replacement surgery you are probably already worried about many things related to such a significant undertaking.  But you may not know that there is one “secret” for experiencing a more speedy, successful recovery.

If you want to do everything you can to improve the early results from your joint replacement, a preoperative exercise routine can certainly be key to doing just that.

Studies have shown that patients who participated in a pre-operative exercise program were shown to have several advantages:

  • Improved Leg Strength  
  • Improved Upper Body Strength
  • Improved Overall Fitness
  • Improved Recovery Rate
  • Earlier Return to Home
Ask your doctor as soon as you know you’ll be having surgery about what exercises to do BEFORE the big day.  You can strengthen the muscles used around the joint so they are able to help more during recovery exercises, you will strengthen your upper body muscles so you can better utilize your walking aids such as crutches and/or a walker, you will help improve your overall fitness so your body does a better job during the healing process.

With the improvements you will make for your recovery, you’ll be able to go home from the hospital sooner, and negate the need to go through a rehabilitation facility.

For more information on “PRE-HAB” exercising before joint replacement surgery, contact your physician, surgeon, physical therapist or certified personal trainer.

In the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, Certified Personal Trainer, Julia Johnson, at LifeInMotionFitness.com specializes in  expert and safe guidance toward the best exercise program for YOU.  Call 480-264-9567 for your FREE consultation today!

About the author
Julia
Julia has been a certified personal trainer since 1999 with personal training certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Exercise Training Association (NETA). She has been a certified group exercise instructor since the early 90's with certifications from NETA and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She has owned and operated a private personal training business since 2010. With her extensive experience in the fitness field, she has been successful in developing strength and conditioning programs for individuals in a variety of age groups from teens to seniors.
~ Julia ~