Over 100,000 hip and knee replacements occur in Canada annually and a large number of those are done right here in the Toronto area. Great strides have been made in the hospital system to ensure that these surgeries are delivered with efficiency and quality. However, there remains a gap between the hospital setting where the surgeries take place and the rehabilitation that needs to take place afterwards.
Budget cuts have dictated that very little (and sometimes no) Physiotherapy is covered by OHIP. The best centres have an outpatient program that allows for a few visits to help get patients mobile with their basic activities like climbing stairs and walking. But todays joint replacement patients are increasingly active. They want to return to golf, tennis cycling and whatever their active lifestyle demands. In this case the patient must take things into their own hands and seek a Physiotherapy plan that goes well beyond the simple activities of daily living.
This is where Therapia comes in.
We have outstanding Physiotherapists ready to come to your home and develop a rehab plan that will help you get the most out of your new joint. Toronto’s joint replacement patients don’t have to settle for mere activities of daily living. With a home Physiotherapy plan from Therapia they can recapture many years of active living!
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