Total Knee Rehabilitation in Layton


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Physical Therapy for Total Knee Replacements


A total knee replacement (TKR), also known as total knee arthroplasty, involves removing the arthritic parts of the bones at the knee joint (the tibia, sometimes called the shin bone; the femur, or thigh bone; and the patella, or kneecap) and replacing them with artificial parts. These parts consist of a metal cap at the end of the femur and a cemented piece of metal in the tibia with a plastic cap on it to allow the surfaces to move smoothly. When appropriate, the back part of the kneecap also may be replaced with a smooth plastic surface.

A Layton physical therapist for knee is an integral part of the team of health care professionals who help people receiving a total knee replacement regain movement and function, and return to daily activities. Your physical therapist can help you prepare for and recover from surgery, and develop an individualized treatment program to get you moving again in the safest and most effective way possible.

Before surgery, your physical therapist may:
  • Stopping smoking. Seek assistance or advice from your physician on stopping smoking, as you schedule and plan for your surgery. Being tobacco-free will improve your healing process following surgery.
  • Losing weight. Losing excess body weight may help you recover more quickly, and help improve your function and overall results following surgery.

The time line for returning to leisure or sports activities varies from person-to-person; your physical therapist will be able to estimate your unique time line based on your specific condition.

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Immediately Following Surgery



The goal of the first 2 weeks of recovery is to manage pain, decrease swelling, heal the incision, restore normal walking, and initiate exercise. Following those 2 weeks, your physical therapist will tailor your range-of-motion exercises, progressive muscle-strengthening exercises, body awareness and balance training, functional training, and activity-specific training to address your specific goals and get you back to the activities you love!

Range-of-motion exercises. Swelling and pain can make you move your knee less. Your physical therapist can teach you safe and effective exercises to restore movement (range of motion) to your knee, so that you can perform your daily activities.

Strengthening exercises. Weakness of the muscles of the thigh and lower leg could make you need to still use a cane when walking, even after you no longer need a walker or crutches. Your physical therapist can determine which strengthening exercises are right for you.

Body awareness and balance training. Specialized training exercises help your muscles "learn" to respond to changes in your world, such as uneven sidewalks or rocky ground. When you are able to put your full weight on your knee without pain, your physical therapist may add agility exercises (such as turning and changing direction when walking, or making quick stops and starts) and activities using a balance board that challenge your balance and knee control. Your program will be based on the physical therapist's examination of your knee, on your goals, and on your activity level and general health.

Functional training. When you can walk freely without pain, your physical therapist may begin to add activities that you were doing before your knee pain started to limit you. These might include community-based actions, such as crossing a busy street or getting on and off an escalator. Your program will be based on the physical therapist's examination of your knee, on your goals, and on your activity level and general health.

Activity-specific training. Depending on the requirements of your job or the type of sports you play, you might need additional physical rehabilitation in Layton that is tailored to your job activities (such as climbing a ladder) or sport activities (such as swinging a golf club) and the demands that they place on your knee. Your physical therapist can develop an individualized rehabilitation program for you that takes all of these demands into account.

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Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

The staff of Rock Run physical therapy are very kind ,it is a very good place to receive therapy , I felt very comfortable to be there and now my knee pain is better.
— Rosa Maria Valderramos, Posted January 12th 2020 on google
Went in barely walking. Dr said groin pull. Took about a minute for that to be shown wrong. Few exercises I felt a lot better. Doing the "homework" it's a major improvement in 2 days. Got texts checking on me. Who does that anymore? Unbelievable service!!
— hossblur1, Posted December 20th 2019 on google
The staff at Rock Run is simply awesome. Branden is very professional, attentive and caring. I absolutely recommend Rock Run for PT, 5 stars 0 complaint.
— Pascal Begin, Posted November 14th 2019 on google
The staff if very friendly. It feels like they actually care about my well-being and rehabilitation.
— Jeremy Tyler, Posted October 4th 2019 on google
Terrific staff. Always pleasant at check-in. Brandon takes the time to listen, seems to value your opinion of your progress, and explains everything he has you do in terms specific to how it will improve your recovery. If you have to do physical therapy, it's hard to imagine a better experience. I feel they have co...
— Joe Crow, Posted August 22nd 2019 on google

Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

The staff of Rock Run physical therapy are very kind ,it is a very good place to receive therapy , I felt very comfortable to be there and now my knee pain is better.
— Rosa Maria Valderramos, Posted January 12th 2020 on google
Went in barely walking. Dr said groin pull. Took about a minute for that to be shown wrong. Few exercises I felt a lot better. Doing the "homework" it's a major improvement in 2 days. Got texts checking on me. Who does that anymore? Unbelievable service!!
— hossblur1, Posted December 20th 2019 on google
The staff at Rock Run is simply awesome. Branden is very professional, attentive and caring. I absolutely recommend Rock Run for PT, 5 stars 0 complaint.
— Pascal Begin, Posted November 14th 2019 on google
The staff if very friendly. It feels like they actually care about my well-being and rehabilitation.
— Jeremy Tyler, Posted October 4th 2019 on google
Terrific staff. Always pleasant at check-in. Brandon takes the time to listen, seems to value your opinion of your progress, and explains everything he has you do in terms specific to how it will improve your recovery. If you have to do physical therapy, it's hard to imagine a better experience. I feel they have co...
— Joe Crow, Posted August 22nd 2019 on google

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Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Brandon Hepner
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Joshua Brown
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Brenda Hogge
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Jerrin
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Amanda Embry
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Don Carter
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Bailee
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Beth
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Annie Calder

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Rock Run Physical Therapy offers FREE Workshops to help educate the community on a variety of subjects. They have been very well received and seats fill up fast! All the Workshops are educational, interactive, and entertaining. At the workshops, you will get to meet people who are having the same questions and problems as you AND you will get to have your questions answered!

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