Prior to scheduling surgery, many patients focus on how big things in their life will be impacted, including how much time will need to be taken off work as well as arrangements for childcare and/or pet care. Although these are important considerations, patients should also take time to think about how smaller parts of their daily life will be impacted post-surgery.
You have been having hip pain for years and you have decided to have your hip replaced. Prior to surgery, your doctor sends you to a physical therapist for “pre-hab.” If you are unfamiliar with physical therapy, you may be wondering why is “pre-hab” necessary? What is “pre-hab” and what are the benefits?
I’m referring to the ache in the back of your hip that’s been there for a few weeks.
First, you thought it would just go away. Next, you talked to a family member or friend, who recommended “rubbing this cream on it.” Then, you Googled it. Some methods worked, others made your hip pain worse…so what’s next?
Time to see your Athletico Physical Therapist.