Physical and occupational therapy are essential components of the Joint Camp program. The goal of therapy is to help patients gain mobility, strength, and independence. All therapy sessions are individualized to meet the specific needs of each patient. Initially, patients receive therapy in their room. Beginning the second day after surgery, patients attend group therapy with other Joint Camp patients.
Sharing the post-surgical experience in a group setting helps patients build confidence, promotes camaraderie, and provides encouragement from people who truly know how they feel. Contests and graduation ceremonies, complete with accompanying music and an official diploma, help make the experience a memorable one.
Hear how physical therapy after joint replacement surgery helped one patient :