Great news! There is a way to make your rehab faster more enjoyable after your joint replacement surgery. Discover the benefits of aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy eliminates the risk of falling, puts less stress on your new joint, decreases inflammation, and makes it easier to build strength. When you are looking for aquatic therapy in Essex MD, visit Dr. Cohen and the staff at Comprehensive Spine and Sport Center.
Joint Replacement Surgeries and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
There are many types of total joint replacement surgeries, the most common of which are knee and hip replacement. The surgery involves removing part or all of the damaged joint and replacing it with artificial implants. This surgery is generally required because of advanced arthritis or an injury. Joint replacement can provide significant pain relief and increased mobility.
After surgery is where your work begins. The goal of rehab is to ensure proper function of your new joint and decrease your post-surgical pain. This won’t always be easy. Your physician might want you to exercise several times each day and build up to walking two or three times daily. The primary risk as you begin rehab is falling. Eliminate the risk of falling when you start your rehab at a facility designed for orthopedic rehab with expert therapists.
Aquatic therapy provides multiple advantages for you. The primary benefit is that you’ll feel stable and won’t have balance issues or the worry of falling. Plus, most enjoy being in the water much more than exercising on a floor or walking on a treadmill. Aquatic therapy even provides benefits for your cardiovascular function.
Aquatic Therapy in Essex MD at Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center
Dr. Neil Cohen and his staff are experts in the use of aquatic therapy for joint replacement rehab. We know that exercising your new joint in warm water relaxes your muscles and opens blood vessels to increase the blood flow to the repaired joint. Additionally, the natural pressure of water helps reduce swelling and keeps the joint in proper alignment.
Beyond aquatic therapy Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center offers complete chiropractic care, non-surgical spinal decompression, physical therapy, and dry needling, a technique to relieve muscle pain and tightness. Click here to contact us today.