Hip Replacement Physical Therapy in Kansas City
Hip replacements are performed by a surgeon who removes the joint and replaces it with an artificial joint.
Hip replacements often are a solution to those who have experienced hip pain that does not relieve with conservative treatment such as physical therapy. A variety of conditions could lead to a hip replacement such as hip osteoarthritis, hip fracture, bone tumors, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Hip Replacement Symptoms
- Hip pain that limits activities such as climbing stairs or walking
- Stiffness in the hip joint that leads to achiness
- Aching hip at night
- Constant pain
- Very limited hip range of motion
- Painful hip range of motion
- No pain relief from conservative treatments such as physical therapy or walking supports
Physical Therapy Hip Replacement Treatment Techniques
If you are considering a hip replacement, your physician may suggest physical therapy as a good place to start. Studies have shown that physical therapy prior to hip replacement surgery has better results than doing nothing before the surgery. It lays a foundation to continue strengthening and reducing pain in the hip after surgery. In Kansas City, F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic offers physical therapy for a hip replacement before and after surgery, which consists of soft tissue therapy to the muscles of the affected and surrounding area, targeted flexibility exercises to restore any lost range of motion, motor control exercises, re-education on walking and stair climbing, and strengthening exercises to restore muscular imbalances that are often present with this condition.
Our Treatment Process
F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic aims to not only get you out of pain, but return you to activities that have been limited because of your hip replacement. We utilize soft tissue techniques such as A.R.T., Graston, and dry needling to improve muscle length and decrease tension around the hip. This also aims to restore normal joint mobility of the hips, pelvis, and lower back.
Our doctors emphasize re-educating and correcting movement patterns that often place undue stress on the hip joints and subsequently, the hip labrum. A key area of focus with our patients is working on building control, coordination, and strength in the lumbopelvic region and surrounding musculature. Pelvic and hip function can dramatically affect a person with a hip replacement, and since our goal is to make a lasting change, we place a high priority on this key element of your comprehensive physical therapy treatment plan for those with hip replacements in Kansas City.
Possible Treatments for Hip Replacements
Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique (A.R.T) is one of the leading soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.Learn More
Post-Operative Physical Therapy
When surgery is your best course of treatment for an injury, it’s important to find a physical therapist that can get you back to full function.Learn More
Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Exercise that favors quality movements over quantity of reps is key to restoring proper function.Learn More
Frequently Asked Questions
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Tell us about your pain.
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