It wasn’t that long ago that hip and knee replacements were thought of as something the “elderly” needed. Joint replacements were generally put off until a critical event, such as a fall, removed the question of surgery being optional.
For today’s aging “boomers”, joint replacement surgery is being chosen pre-crisis to keep life moving the way it should. While a hip or knee replacement is still a major surgery, the results and long term benefits of surgery followed by proper therapy have doctors recommending this option sooner rather than later. Boomers want to keep doing the things they love to do. Whether that passion is golf, hiking, walks on the beach or simply being able to enjoy the grandkids, moving without pain is essential to a life well lived.
While “senior discounts” are often offered when a person celebrates their 55th birthday and AARP considers you old enough to become a member of their American Association of Retired Persons at 50, today’s 50 plus crowd isn’t ready to slow down and use that cute front porch rocker quit yet. Quality post surgery support and therapy are the keys to a quick return to an active lifestyle.
The success of these surgeries is directly related to the post operative care and physical therapy the patient participates in. Orthopedic Rehabilitation is essential to restore the patient’s activity, strength and motion right after injury or surgery. Orthopedic patients often have deficiencies and weaknesses that might be eliminated or alleviated via specific targeted workouts. A specialized therapist will guide a patient and teach them the appropriate workouts designed to restore and enhance function while minimizing potential problems. Orthopedic clinicians are educated about surgical procedures and are able to adapt and adjust their knowledge to treat each individual patient.
Here at Dyer we have dedicated an entire wing of our facility to meet the needs of those that are looking to regain strength and mobility. Learn More