Knee Replacement Physiotherapy Treatment in London at Home or at our Practices in Belgravia, Westminster SW1, Moorgate EC2 or Clapham SW4 with our physiotherapist, specialised in knee replacement physiotherapy and rehabilitation
Physiotherapist in London Specialised in Knee Replacement Physiotherapy
Following knee replacement surgery our experienced physiotherapist in London can effectively guide you through the process of rehabilitation and safely allow you to regain the full use of your knee. Physiotherapy will greatly aid the recovery and rehabilitation process helping you get back on your feet and resume your everyday activities. With the help of our physiotherapist in London you will heal faster and greatly improve your chances for long-term success.
Knee Replacement Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in London, at Home or at the Practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia, Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4
We can offer treatment at your home, anywhere in London, so you don’t have to travel when you are in pain. However, we also offer treatment at two Light Centre practices in London, Light Centre Moorgate EC2 between Liverpool Street and Monument station and Light Centre Belgravia in Westminster SW1 near Victoria station, as well as at our physiotherapy practice in Clapham SW4 between Clapham South and Clapham Common stations, near Battersea.
Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Treatment in London following Knee Replacement Surgery
Regular exercise to restore strength and mobility to your knee is essential for your full recovery following knee replacement surgery. Our specialised London physiotherapist will perform manual techniques and use different aids to support and help you throughout the course of your rehabilitation. It is crucial to set realistic goals and carefully follow the exercise programme developed for you by our physiotherapist. The exercise and activity programme is set out into stages:
- Early post operative exercises – following surgery it is important to increase circulation to the legs and feet, firstly to reduce inflammation and oedema, promote healing and to minimize the risk of blood clots. The exercises during this stage will help strengthen your muscles, improve knee movement and help diminish any post-operative pain.
- Early activity – these exercises are designed to improve your mobility (walking, stair climbing/descending) and further strengthen quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, hip and pelvis muscles. We will also help you focus on improving agility and balance during movement, regain the full range of motion of your knee joint and minimize the risk of re-injury.
- Advanced exercises – by this stage we will have helped you regain full independence. By increasing the difficulty and resistance of your exercise programme we will finally help you get back to your normal everyday activities building your strength and confidence. Our personal trainer, who is also a physiotherapist, can develop a sports programme to help you get back into your favourite sport in a safe manner.
What is A Knee Replacement or Knee Arthroplasty?
A knee replacement or knee arthroplasty is a surgical procedure performed to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint and to relieve pain and disability. The most common cause for a knee replacement is due to arthritis, which causes inflammation of the knee due to wear and tear and deterioration of the joint as a consequence. The surgery replaces the damaged or diseased joint surfaces of the knee with artificial components made of metal and plastic. These components will once again allow the patient proper use and movement of their knee joint.
When Do We Need A Knee Replacement or Knee Arthroplasty?
Ageing is a common problem with this form of osteoarthritis, however a number of conditions can accelerate the process of deterioration of the knee joint.
Injury to the knee, rheumatoid disease, gout, infection and even increased body weight can certainly accelerate the wear and tear of the knee joint. Most patients requiring a knee replacement are diagnosed from physical examination followed by an X-ray or MRI dependent on the complexity of the patients’ symptoms.