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Physical Therapy: What to Expect Following Joint Replacement Surgery

outpatient joint replaementSurgery to replace a joint, like a hip, knee or shoulder, can be scary – especially when you don’t know what to expect afterwards. Will recovery be painful? How long will it take to heal? What will physical therapy be like? Will rehab be difficult?

Below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding outpatient physical therapy following a joint replacement:

This Patient Won’t Let Surgery Keep Him Down – Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of the story of Chris Bauer, my former patient, who is recovering from knee surgery and running in long-distance races.

Last weekend, Chris participated in a grueling 100-mile race. That’s right . . . 100 miles . . . on a newly repaired knee!

Things didn’t go according to plan, but Chris said the day was fulfilling and inspirational nonetheless.

This Patient Won’t Let Surgery Keep Him Down

Chris Bauer - Core Physical TherapyI would like to introduce you to Christopher Bauer. Chris is my former patient who is an inspiration for my own sporting undertakings.

Chris is a 48-year-old IT professional. His job is in Chicago, IL, but his wife lives here in Bethlehem and is a very busy professional herself.

Getting Back To Life after a Knee Replacement

Does walking up a flight of stairs cause pain in your knee? Do you feel stiffness and pain even while doing simple, everyday tasks or pain in your knee while sleeping? Is your lifestyle hampered by pain, causing you to not do some of the things you love because your knee can’t handle it?

It might be time for knee replacement surgery.