PRE JOINT REPLACEMENT THERAPY - "PREHAB"
GVPT’s PREHAB offers a unique program to our patients. Our patients will receive a detailed orthopedic evaluation in one of our clinics to collect their baseline objective measurements and functional status. Next, we’ll discuss what intervention is most appropriate: Aquatic vs. Land-Based Training.
Preoperative fitness is a predictor of postoperative outcome after total joint replacement. People awaiting joint replacement surgery often suffer a considerable amount of pain and disability, which may lead to further deterioration in one’s health-related quality of life. Presurgical exercise programs can safely improve preoperative functional status and muscle strength levels in patients awaiting joint replacement even if diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis.