One of the most common things that we see patients for is total knee replacement. Our therapists are experts and can easily guide you through the therapeutic process. At our office we also have specialized equipment aimed directly at helping our patients that have had knee replacements heal from surgery and get their mobility back. Knee replacements are major surgery, but with our treatment plan you can have a successful recovery as quickly as possible.
Recumbent bikes are easy to use, and put little strain on sore or injured, tendons, ligaments and joints. They also allow you to strengthen your muscles which is important after your surgery. Our recumbent bike is a stationary bike with a bucket seat. Instead of sitting directly over the pedals, the pedals are out in front of you. This makes it easier to use, and it puts less strain on your back, knees, and hips.
This bike has adjustable pedals to help you get the customized fit that will serve you best.
The bender is machine that is designed to help you increase your range of motion. It allows you to safely bend your knee and regain the flexibility that you need to get back to your everyday life. This machine is set up with a display that shows you the angle of your knee in degrees. You and your therapist will work together to come up with goals on how far you can bend your knee and how soon you can reach that goal. Using that handlebars to assist your knee and leg muscles, you will soon be regaining maximum range of motion with your new knee.
Of course, it’s best to not take our word for it when it comes to how good we are at rehabbing knee replacements. Instead, take the word of one of our recent patients:
“I came to Farnsworth Physical Therapy after a total knee replacement for rehab. Everyone was professional, friendly, caring, and encouraging. Tom, my therapist, was interested in making sure I met my goals. They helped me to progress while they worked on lessening my pain. I highly recommend this facility.” -Christie Cobb
Written by Tom Farnsworth PT