Main Street Physiotherapy is a designated joint replacement clinic. We are located on the ground level and have ample free street parking nearby.
Reasons for joint replacement surgery
There are many reasons for joint replacement surgery. The most common one is osteoarthritis (OA) which results in breakdown of the articular cartilage on the ends of the bones. This can cause stiffness and joint pain. In advanced stages the joint may need to be repaired by joint replacement surgery. Other conditions that that can lead to a damaged joint are Rheumatoid Arthritis, infection of the bone, or a lack of blood supply to the bone due to disease or trauma. In joint replacement surgery the surgeon replaces the diseased joint with an artificial joint (prosthesis).
Things to consider before your surgery
Make adjustments to your home to reduce the risk of falls and make activities of daily life easier for yourself when you return from the hospital after your surgery.
It is recommended to do some pre-surgery exercises to optimize your strength, balance, endurance and range of motion. Being in better shape prior to surgery will speed up and enhance your recovery. Your physiotherapist can talk to you about home set up and a pre-surgery exercise routine.
The hospital physiotherapist will set up an out- patient physiotherapy appointment for 10 to 14 days following your surgery. This appointment can be set at a physiotherapy clinic or rehab facility near your home.
At Main Street Physiotherapy, you will be assessed and given exercises that will help to improve your range of motion, muscle strength, balance and general mobility. The physiotherapist will discuss all precautions and address all concerns you may have following your joint replacement surgery. An individualized treatment plan will be set up, which will include on-site gym exercises and a home exercise program that you will need to continue with for at least one year after your joint replacement surgery.
On a cold and dark November morning while riding to work my bike slid out from under me resulting in an injury to my rotator cuff. I started visiting Peter Francis two weeks later as I still could not lift my arm above my waist. He assessed my initial injuries while reviewing my overall health. Peter demonstrated that he has an extensive knowledge about the physiology of the body. After each session, I found my range of motion increased dramatically. He was able to prescribe and clearly demonstrate effective stretches and exercises I could do at home. I found Peter to be professional, knowledgeable and passionate about his job. Little does he know his new nickname is “Mr. Magic!”