With your doctor's approval, physical therapy and rehabilitation begin the day of surgery.
While recovering at Salem Health, you will participate in individual and group physical and occupational therapies.
Your physical therapist will begin by guiding you through exercises you learned at your preoperative education class.
Our gym provides a fun place to master skill such as walking on slopes or going up and down stairs. Group physical and occupational therapy sessions in the gym introduce patients to simulated activities such as hiking on Mt. Hood, fishing, golfing and other activities.
Occupational therapy focuses on activities of daily living, such as showering or getting in and out of a chair or bed.
For more information about the Salem Health Rehabilitation Center and our joint replacement rehabilitation program, call 503-561-5986.