On average, those beginning treatment earlier stayed in hospital two days less than the control group and had five fewer rehabilitation sessions before discharge. An early start also led to less pain, greater range of joint motion both in leg flexion and extension, improved muscle strength and higher scores in tests for gait and balance.

Ask your doctor about seeing one of the qualified PTs at ECRC Physical Therapy sooner rather than later. Unless your insurance is Medicare or Worker’s Compensation, you do not need a referral from a doctor to attend PT, as long as it is necessary. Schedule your evaluation at ECRC before surgery.