Mobile Rehab provides in-home, outpatient Physical Therapy for seniors.
Covered by insurance
Locally owned and operated in North Carolina since 2004
What is a hip replacement?
A hip replacement, also known as hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves replacing a damaged or diseased hip joint with an artificial joint. The artificial joint, also called a prosthesis, is designed to mimic the natural movement of the hip joint and help relieve pain and restore function.
Hip replacement surgery is typically recommended for people who have severe hip pain and disability caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or injury.
During the surgery, the damaged portions of the hip joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic, or ceramic prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to fit securely into the bone and provide a smooth surface for the joint to move on.
After surgery, patients may need to stay in the hospital for a few days to allow for proper healing and rehabilitation. They may also need to use crutches or a walker for a period of time, and will typically undergo physical therapy to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the hip joint.
Hip replacement surgery can be highly effective in relieving pain and improving mobility in the hip joint, and can help to restore quality of life for people with severe hip problems. However, like all surgeries, it does carry some risks, including infection, blood clots, and implant failure, so it is important to discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with a qualified orthopedic surgeon.
How can physical therapy help before and after a hip replacement?
Physical therapy can be very beneficial for patients both before and after hip replacement surgery. Here's how:
Before hip replacement surgery:
Education: Physical therapists can provide patients with information about what to expect during the surgery and recovery process.
Strengthening: Physical therapy can help to improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles around the hip joint, which can help to improve surgical outcomes and recovery time.
Range of motion: Physical therapy can help to improve the range of motion in the hip joint before surgery, which can help to minimize pain and stiffness after surgery.
Pain management: Physical therapists can provide techniques to manage pain and swelling before surgery, which can help to improve the patient's overall comfort and reduce the risk of complications.
After hip replacement surgery:
Early mobilization: Physical therapy can help patients to start moving as soon as possible after surgery, which can help to prevent blood clots and improve circulation.
Pain management: Physical therapists can provide techniques to manage pain and swelling after surgery, which can help to improve the patient's overall comfort and reduce the risk of complications.
Strengthening: Physical therapy can help to improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles around the hip joint after surgery, which can help to improve mobility and reduce the risk of complications.
Gait training: Physical therapy can help patients to learn how to walk properly with their new hip joint, which can help to prevent falls and improve overall mobility.
Home exercise program: Physical therapists can provide patients with exercises to perform at home, which can help to improve their recovery and prevent future hip problems.
Overall, physical therapy can be a critical part of the rehabilitation process for patients undergoing hip replacement surgery, helping them to regain strength, mobility, and function in their hip joint.
Frequently asked questions
Use your insurance or pay privately
$0 per visit
Many Medicare plans with a supplement policy will cover all of our fees.
Same as a clinic
Pay the same copay as if you went to a clinic for therapy. We accept many major insurances and will verify your benefits before starting.
Easy payment options available.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Contact Us by Phone, Email, or Fax
We’ll help you check your insurance benefits. You do not need to be homebound and you should not be currently receiving any other physical therapy or skilled nursing services in the home.
Schedule an Evaluation
We will match you with a therapist and have them contact you to plan a date, time and location that works best for you.
It’s That Easy!
We make it simple to get the care you need… and exceed your expectations while doing so.
We provide research-based, individualized fall prevention interventions that have been shown to greatly reduce your risk of falling and injuries, including the OTAGO fall prevention program.
Click here to
learn more about OTAGO
Avoid driving to a clinic and get the individualized care you deserve. We work with many conditions ranging from post-stroke, Parkinson’s, vertigo to rotator cuff dysfunction and much more. Contact us for details.
After Home Health
We can improve care continuity by providing in home therapy even after you have been discharged by a Home Health agency. Avoid the hassle of driving and continue to make progress towards your goals.
Strength and Conditioning
We can help you improve your strength, mobility, range of motion, or any other functional limitations that impair your daily activity.
We develop individualized care plans to help manage your aches and pains through exercise and hands-on techniques.