You will begin physical therapy the day of your surgery at the Joint Replacement Center. Additional therapy may be needed after you return home as exercises designed to strengthen your knee or hip joint aids in the recovery process.
Group Physical Therapy After Discharge from Hospital
If you prefer the group atmosphere you experienced in the hospital, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center's Center for Rehabilitation offers the Joint Gym
. It's the only program of its kind in Washington state. Patients benefit from continuity of care and the camaraderie shared by others recovering from similar joint replacement surgeries.
Individual Physical Therapy
Some patients prefer private physical therapy. PeaceHealth's Center for Rehabilitation also offers one-on-one physical therapy
sessions as do many other therapists in our community that are acquainted with our joint replacement program.