Monday, November 05, 2012

David Roberts, President
North Shore Physical Therapy Associates
Marblehead Medical Building
1 widger Rd
Marblehead, Ma 01945
telephone 781-631-8250
Facsimile 781-639-2060
Salem Fitness
38 Swampscott Rd
Salem, Ma 01970
Telephone 978-910-0486
Facsimile 978-910-0485



Simon was not too agressive, slow and easy and targeting the trouble. He performed a very thorough assessment. My pain and stiffness decreased by 70%. I learned what to focus on and where my pain was stemming from.



Scott F.

You have an excellent staff. Very attenative and generally concerned with my situation and getting me back to normal. I Gained a lot of knowledge RE: what you should and shouldn't do during normal daily activities. Don't change - especially your staff, great people, very professional.




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Physical Therapy in Joint Replacements

Do you find that daily activities have become painful due to joint pain? Arthritis, injuries and overuse of muscles and joints can cause discomfort and limit mobility. In some cases, standing, walking, climbing stairs and bathing can become painful. When conventional (non-surgical) treatments are no longer working, a joint replacement may be recommended. In this procedure, an orthopedic surgeon replaces the original joint with a prosthesis (artificial joint) made of metal or high-quality plastic.

Knee replacement surgery tends to be common, since the knee is a weight-bearing joint. This procedure is called 'Total Knee Arthroplasty'. Knee replacements were first performed in the late 1960s and have come a long way since then. Today, physicians are able to choose from a wide variety of knee replacements to suit the patient's overall health, age, weight, and activity level.

An important goal after surgery is gradual, progressive mobility of the new joint. A physical therapist will create a plan to improve motion and regain strength in a controlled manner. The individual will also be advised about which positions to avoid, in an effort to protect the joint while it is healing. Physical therapy is a safe, effective treatment option and will help the individual to recover from joint replacement surgery.

Recovery After Joint Replacement Surgery

It's normal to have concerns before any surgery. After all, you want to return to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible. This requires planning before and after the surgery. This is exactly where physical therapy can help. Your therapist will encourage you to stay as active as possible prior to the surgery. This will minimize muscle loss and speed up recovery after the surgery.

It's best to ask a family member, friend, or a caregiver to help you in the recovery process. The physical therapist will educate these individuals to help you in the early stages of recovery. Over a period of time, you'll learn to become independent as your body heals.

A physical therapist will prescribe gentle stretching exercises to restore mobility after the surgery. You will be asked to walk, possibly with crutches, a walker, or a cane for additional support. Under the watchful eye of the physical therapist, you will regain confidence and begin to move indoors, then outdoors. It's normal to experience a little pain and discomfort initially. Don't worry. Your therapist will make sure you don't push yourself too much. Expect to learn supervised exercises to strengthen your knee. All these measures will facilitate a rapid and successful recovery.

Your Physical Therapist - An Important Ally

Your physical therapist is an important ally for you and a critical member of your healthcare team during the recovery process. Since each patient has specific needs, your therapist will tailor your exercises and advise you about the do's and dont's based on the guidelines established by the surgeon. This will enable you to get the best possible result from your surgery. You will regain freedom, restore mobility, and finally enjoy an active pain-free lifestyle.

If you or someone you know is considering (or has already had) joint replacement surgery, physical therapy can help. To find out more about how we can help, call us for an appointment today. We'll do everything we can to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. Don't let a joint replacement surgery hold you back from a normal, active lifestyle.

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