At DGT Joint Academy, we help active women (60+) who are scheduled for a knee replacement to prepare for a fast and smooth recovery. Being prepared and confident heading into surgery will have a positive outcome and reduce stress and anxiety.
Why is this important? Preparing your home for safety and efficiency significantly reduces your risk of fall. Approximately 1 MILLION people a year fall after undergoing surgery. Even a relatively minor fall can greatly complicate your recovery. Preparing your home and performing exercises prior to surgery can help you achieve major milestones allowing you to return home faster than those who have not undergone a prehab program.
Why is Prehab Important? Although we cannot know the outcome of any surgical procedure in advance, we do know that patients who move better, feel better and are stronger, tend to do better. When your body is stronger going into surgery, it will also be stronger coming out of surgery leaving you better equipped to handle recovery. Performance of prehab exercises will allow your body to retain muscle memory of the movements, making the rehab process easier.