Joint Replacement Rehabilitation

Saint Vincent Physical Therapy is your choice for Physical Therapy after a joint replacement.

We have an exceptional team of Therapists who will work one-on-one with you, at every treatment session, in order to focus on your specific needs after surgery.

We encourage you to be an active participant in your recovery as you move through each stage of your rehabilitation.

It is our goal to provide you with the best quality care, pushing you to achieve your highest level of function possible after joint replacement surgery.

Our Physical Therapists are specialized in treating all types of joint replacements including:

  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Total ankle replacement

Outpatient Physical Therapy After Joint Replacement

Transitioning to an outpatient Physical Therapy program is an important step following Total Joint Replacement surgery. It is not uncommon for patients to have underlying muscle and joint stiffness following your surgery. Physical Therapy will help with restoring normal joint function to help reduce any future injury to the new joint replacement.

Outpatient Physical Therapy after Joint Replacement Surgery is essential to maximizing your strength and range of motion to ensure you are able to safely resume all normal and fitness activities. Full recovery can take anywhere from 3-6 months and having a therapist to guide you along that recovery process can be invaluable.

Talk with your doctor about getting a referral for an Evaluation at Saint Vincent Physical Therapy and you can be seen at any of our convenient locations.

Our team of experienced Physical Therapists will work one-on-one with you at each treatment session in order to ensure you are progressing and recovering as expected.

Having Surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital? Learn about our Joint Academy

This is a unique program that was designed to meet the needs of the joint replacement patient throughout the continuum of care from pre-op to post-hospitalization.

Our goal is to provide our patients with the best quality care including education, treatment and discharge planning. Your surgeon, our superior healthcare team, and your determination can all work together to reach the best possible patient experience, recovery and outcome.

Surgeons recommend attending our Joint Academy Orientation Class to any patient who is scheduled to undergo a total hip replacement or total knee replacement.


The class is presented by a team of healthcare professionals who will be taking care of you during your hospital stay, including a Joint Coordinator that serves as your navigator throughout your joint replacement healthcare journey. The more prepared and organized patients are, the more empowered they feel about their upcoming surgery. This can significantly decrease anxiety and improve your overall surgical experience and recovery.

The following information is reviewed during your class:

  • Pre-surgery instructions
  • Day of surgery instructions
  • Overview of the surgical procedure
  • Expectations during hospitalization
  • Pain management
  • Role of physical and occupational therapy
  • Roles and responsibilities of a “coach”
  • Recommendations for planning for your surgery and recovery
  • Possible equipment needs and services upon discharge
  • An educational binder will be provided

Classes are held:

  • Mondays 8:00 – 9:00 am for Total Knee Replacements
  • Mondays 9:30-10:30 am for Total Hip Replacements
  • Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 am Total Knee Replacements

Please visit our Joint Replacement page for more information on having a Joint Replacement Surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital.

Learn about Brenda’s Story with a Total Hip Replacement here at Saint Vincent Hospital

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If you would like to learn more about Physical Therapy after Joint Replacement, please contact us at any of the following locations:

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