Rehabilitation After Joint Replacement
While recovering at The Joint Center, a physical therapist will work with you to review precautions, teach you exercises, show you how to correctly sit at the edge of your bed, get in/out of bed, on/off the toilet and in/out of the car. You will start with a morning walk and gradually increase your walking distance over the length of your stay. An occupational therapist will also visit you to discuss how to appropriately carry out normal daily activities.
The discharge planner will discuss what kind of help you may need at home and whether you have any special needs. Under certain circumstances, some patients may require the care of a rehabilitation facility before they are ready to be discharged home. Should you find yourself in need of such services, Medicare's Website can assist you with finding a skilled nursing facility*:
Research and compare Medicaid and Medicare-certified skilled nursing facilities
* The facilities listed on Medicare.gov are neither owned nor operated by Valley Medical Center. We advise that you carefully research before selecting a facility.
Valley Medical Center provides outpatient rehabilitation services when you need it, including physical therapy and occupational therapy. Learn more about the Rehabilitation Services department.