Hip/Knee – Pre & Post Operative Classes
Led by Priest Valley physical therapists and kinesiologists, we work with clients of pre- and post-operative hip and knee surgery in providing education and in-clinic treatment in the maintenance and improvement of strength and fitness before and after surgery. Our customized plans include physical therapy treatment and recommended exercises based around pre- and post-surgery. Also provided is a list of necessary and helpful equipment that will aid in a positive recovery and ongoing support in the management of your everyday activities.
Are you experiencing pain or stiffness in your hip or knee? These may be symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA).
Priest Valley Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation are now offering GLA:D Canada, an 8-week education and exercise program developed in Denmark for people with symptoms of knee or hip OA. This program will teach you the right way to move to reduce your OA symptoms. GLA:D Canada is an education and targeted neuromuscular exercise program developed in Denmark and has been shown to produce positive long term outcomes (1 year post program) in over 10,000 participants.
People who have taken the program report:
- a 27% reduction in pain intensity
- a 37% and 45% reduction in use of joint related pain medications for knee and hip OA participants respectively
- 20% of GLA:D® participants with knee OA were on sick leave, compared to 30% at baseline
- An over 30% increase in self-reported physical activity level
*Please note that this can be submitted to extended health as a physiotherapy session.
- Tuesday October 23rd
- Tuesday November 13th
- Tuesday December 4th