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Knee Replacement

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by | Oct 5, 2021

Long Term Health & Wellness Promotion In Dublin, Ireland 

When you get a knee replacement, it is important to be sure that the rehabilitation process goes smoothly. We want our clients to have a speedy recovery and return to their normal activities as soon as possible after surgery. If you are looking for physiotherapy in Dublin, we specialize in post-operative care and can help with all your rehabilitation needs.

We Help People After A Knee Replacement in Ireland 

Are you looking for physiotherapy rehabilitation after a knee replacement?

Our physiotherapists will design an individually tailored treatment and rehabilitation plan for you, to give you the best chance at an optimal recovery. We understand knee replacement surgery and how it impacts the biomechanics of the body, and how to help your body in the best way during the healing process.

Knee Replacement Dublin Physio

We have an amazing team of experts that specialize in orthopedic conditions. Our treatment options are drug-free, non-surgical interventions, and are tailored to you. All of our treatment options are evidence-based innovative treatments – including physiotherapy, laser therapy, spinal decompression, joint traction, intrinsic core strengthening, and manual therapy (spinal adjustments and manipulations).

You can get back to your life with Dublin Physio & Chiropractic! Call us today at (01) 254 4800. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about what we do here at Dublin Physio & Chiropractic.

We’ll Help You Reach Your Goals After Surgery

Whether you want to start walking again or get back to your hobbies – we can help! Our physiotherapists will design a treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals. We understand how important it is for you to return as quickly as possible.

Knee Replacement Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Ireland 

Our rehabilitation programs post-knee replacement are goal-orientated and client-centered. Your physiotherapist will work with you to create a treatment plan that will help you achieve your goals. We take the time to listen and learn about your lifestyle, so we can promote active participation in rehabilitation with the best possible outcome for you!

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Symptom Relief

The first step of many rehabilitation programs is to relieve symptoms. Post-knee replacement surgery, the most significant and restricting symptoms are pain, swelling, and stiffness.

Our physiotherapists have many treatment options to effectively reduce your post-operative symptoms, like pain and swelling, and lay down the foundations for optimal and speedy recovery from the early postoperative stages.

  • Relieving Pain 

To effectively reduce post-operative pain, our physiotherapists use a combination of hands-on therapies, such as massage therapy and joint mobilizations, laser therapy, and exercise therapy. Our physiotherapists will also teach you self-management strategies to reduce your knee pain at home.

  • Reducing Swelling 

Swelling is a natural part of the recovery process, and it’s important to keep swelling down as it often resists the joint from moving through its full range. Our physiotherapists have many treatment options for reducing knee swelling post-operatively, including massage therapy and joint mobilizations, compression garments (knee wraps), low-level laser therapy treatments, and exercise therapy.

  • Reducing Joint Stiffness

Post-operative knee stiffness can be caused by scar tissue, muscle guarding (the body’s natural attempt to protect the knee joint), and poor ROM. Our physiotherapists have many treatment options for reducing post-operative stiffness, including massage therapy and joint mobilizations, intrinsic strengthening exercises for your hip muscles, manual therapies like spinal adjustments and manipulations, laser therapy treatments, and exercise therapy.

Which Treatment Options Will My Physiotherapist Offer Me?

We believe every individual is unique in terms of their health history, lifestyle choices/activities (exercise routines), medical conditions they have or are suffering from, medication usage, pain tolerance levels, etc., so we will design the best individualized treatment plan for you, your knee replacement surgery survivor.

Our physiotherapists will work with you to reduce pain and swelling post-operatively, increase ROM in the knee joint, improve on how well it moves through its full range of motion (how much can bend or straighten out), strengthen muscles around the knee joint to improve knee biomechanics and increase your activity levels.

How Long Does Rehabilitation Take?

Everyone’s rehab journey is different, however, there are a few factors that contribute to the rehab, for example, preoperative rehab program, your age, physical conditioning preoperatively, and comorbidities (for example do you also have a cardiovascular condition or diabetes).

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Consideration should also be made to the question “at what point do you believe you are better or rehabilitated after your surgery?”. Our physiotherapists will discuss this question with you and set progressive goals for you to achieve over the course of your rehabilitation program.

We consider your rehabilitation program to begin 2 to 4 weeks before your surgery and continue for 6-9 months post-operatively to get you, not only pain-free but also stronger than before the surgery.

What Is The Goal Of My Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Program?

The goal of your physiotherapy rehabilitation program post-knee replacement will be to return you back into society with minimal pain, optimal knee joint movement (flexion/extension), and the ability to perform everyday tasks again. This includes walking long distances without having to stop, standing at home without having to sit repeatedly every few minutes, climbing the stairs with ease again.

Exercise Therapy Post Knee Replacement

Exercise therapy is the most important element of your rehabilitation program. Our physiotherapists will teach you exercises that are designed specifically to improve your knee joint biomechanics, strengthen the muscles around the knee joint, increase range of motion in the knee, and help reduce pain.

  • Reduces pain and discomfort.
  • Improves range of motion.
  • Restores muscular strength and power.
  • Improves balance and coordination.
  • Promotes normal gait/walking pattern.
  • Allows return to hobbies/sport.

Exercise therapy for post-operative patients is also important because it increases activity levels within safe limits during recovery by using controlled movements at a low intensity while being supervised by a physiotherapist.

Book Your Physiotherapy Appointment Today In Dublin, Ireland 

Dublin Physio & Chiropractic are dedicated to helping hip replacement patients with physiotherapy and chiropractic support. Our team of expert physios and doctors work together as a team to provide you with the best hip replacement rehabilitation process possible. With specialized orthopedic knowledge and an unmatched understanding of how the body works, we want to share it with you to help you reach your recovery goals.

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Call us on (01) 254 4800 or schedule your physiotherapy session online.

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References 

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3164265/

[2] https://ard.bmj.com/content/73/Suppl_2/380

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