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.
“I came to Mike after a car accident in December 2013. I have never had a care provider who has done as much as he has to help me get better and who has focused on the entirety of the situation and how it can affect healing instead of just the immediate problem at hand. It has been a long road, but he uses a variety of techniques (including large needles which terrify me, but I have to admit work incredibly well) and is always looking beyond just the symptoms for the actual causes. Since getting pregnant while still rehabilitating, he has been able to provide exercises and ideas to help with the pain that has come from the changes due to pregnancy coupled with the previous problems before. He’s even managed to find ways to alleviate pain that is considered “normal” and just par for the course. I simply can’t recommend Mike enough and already have sent anyone who is in need his way.”