When you have knee or hip replacement surgery, your doctor will refer you for physical therapy. Physical therapy is a key part of recovery from your operation. When you build up strength in the muscles around your new joint, it will help you get back to your normal activities.
Benefits of Physical Therapy:
- Restore normal movement in your joint
- Build up strength in the joint and surrounding muscles
- Ease pain and swelling
- Let you get back to your normal activities
- Help with circulation, particularly right after surgery, so you don't have problems with blood clots