Hip Replacement Physical Therapy in Washington, D.C.

At Release Physical Therapy in Washington, D.C., we give individualized attention to each and every one of our hip replacement physical therapy patients. We begin with thorough assessments and open dialogue to understand your medical background and current situation. Using this information, your therapist will create a personalized treatment plan to help you recover and get back to living your life!

Hip Replacement Physical Therapy in Washington, D.C.


At Release Physical Therapy in Washington, D.C., we give individualized attention to each and every one of our hip replacement physical therapy patients. We begin with thorough assessments and open dialogue to understand your medical background and current situation. Using this information, your therapist will create a personalized treatment plan to help you recover and get back to living your life!

We'll help you get back to work, back in the game, and back to doing the activities you love.

Physical Therapy Protocol After a Hip Replacement

 

What physical therapy is done after a hip replacement?

With the helping hand of your Release Physical Therapist, you can expedite recovery after a hip replacement. We all have our own journeys, goals, and needs so physical therapy treatments or services can vary. Taking into consideration your personal evaluation (needs, fitness level, conditions, and goals), your Release Physical Therapist can create a personalized physical therapy plan that adapts to your progress. Treatments that promote mobility and help you adapt to using your new joint are usually an integral part of the physical therapy plan. Through a combination of hands-on treatments and traditional and non-traditional techniques, we deliver the best comprehensive care for patients. Meet our team of professional Physical Therapists and book an appointment today to start experiencing the difference.

 

Is physical therapy required after hip replacement surgery?

At Release Physical Therapy we specialize in physical therapy, period. This can include everything from pre/post-surgical therapy to wellness and prevention. While it might be a hip replacement surgery that opens the door to the wonders of physical therapy, you can start physical therapy much sooner, too. Physical therapy is designed to help individuals recover, improve, or maintain physical abilities and functions through various techniques. Every individual’s body is unique yet similar, fostering the importance of personalized physical therapy. Work side-by-side with your Release Physical Therapist as you experience the benefits of physical therapy firsthand.

 

What are the benefits of doing hip replacement physical therapy?

Most of us measure the benefits of physical therapy in terms of what we notice or the things that impact our day-to-day life. Following a hip replacement you may experience things you never have before, fueling you to find normalcy once again. Physical therapy can be the key to unlocking your freedom again.

Physical therapy can reduce inflammation, improve blood circulation, decrease pain, promote mobility, restore hip joint mobility and strength, and much more. Simply put, physical therapy can help you adjust to life after a hip replacement while finding comfort and confidence. Put in the work to be strong for the ones you love, happy with the body you are in, and humbled by real progress you’ve made. Your Release Physical Therapist will offer unwavering support every step of the way to help you reach your goals.

 

What are some of the best exercises for someone recovering from a hip replacement?

Recommendations can vary depending on your stage of recovery, conditions, fitness level, and goals. Overall, though, hip replacement involves learning how to use your new joint. While some treatments are done side-by-side with your physical therapist, they may recommend you practice exercises on your own, too. Some of the initial exercises that are commonly recommended after hip replacement are ankle rotation, straight leg raises, standing hip abduction, standing knee raises, bed-supported knee bends, and so forth.

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How long after hip replacement do you start physical therapy?

Physical therapy can be started as soon as you are ready, which can even mean before your hip replacement surgery. Maintaining a physically fit and healthy body is essential to our well-being. Physical therapy can be used as a catalyst to expedite recovery after hip replacement surgery or as a tool to promote a stronger, healthier version of you.

 

How long do you need physical therapy after a hip replacement?

Physical therapy is extremely beneficial to your overall well-being. Post-op it can ease stiffness and swelling and help you get back to living your life to the fullest, sooner. The time it takes to reach goals can vary, as we all have different goals and conditions. Your Release Physical Therapist can devise a personalized physical therapy plan to help you envision the road ahead. Some choose to stick with physical therapy as it has endless benefits to offer. Feeling your best is priceless as it can free your mind and body. Building a relationship with a physical therapist allows you the space to share how you feel and work with someone who knows you and your body. Together, we can dedicate time that is all about you to reach your goals and live the life you envision.

 

How often should someone do physical therapy for hip replacement?

For most, daily physical therapy treatment is recommended following a hip replacement. From managing pain to adjusting to life with a new joint, there are many elements to recovery that physical therapy can address. Your Release Physical Therapist can assess your situation to determine an appropriate treatment plan that’s sustainable. Brace yourself as the road to recovery requires strength, determination, and an expert physical therapist by your side every step of the way.

 

How long does it take to walk normally again after a hip replacement?

Most patients who practice daily physical therapy return to usual activities after 10-12 weeks following a hip replacement. After a day or two following surgery, most patients can get out of bed with some assistance. By day 3, most patients can walk to the bathroom or short distances alone and pain should become more manageable. Recovery times can vary, though, as every patient has different conditions and fitness levels. Complete recovery from a hip replacement can take 6-12 months. To maximize the benefits of a hip replacement, patients should receive personalized physical therapy treatment to encompass total body needs.

 

What activities should be avoided until you’ve completed hip replacement physical therapy?

While you may be excited to get back to life after a hip replacement, tread with caution and professional guidance. Hip replacements are sensitive and recovery takes time. Activities such as riding a bike, driving a car, or anything high-impact should be avoided. Actions in and out of physical therapy can influence your recovery progress. Lean on your Release Physical Therapist to understand what’s appropriate depending on your stage of recovery.

We'll help you get back to work, back in the game, and back to doing the activities you love.

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Treatments

At Release Physical Therapy Washington, D.C. we offer a full range of manual therapies, as well as both traditional and non-traditional treatment techniques. We work one-on-one with our patients to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets their unique needs, conditions, wellness goals and fitness levels.

Active Release Technique ® (ART)

Massage and movement-based technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

K-Laser ® Therapy

The use of specific wavelengths of light to improve healing time, pain reduction, increase circulation and decrease swelling.

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Needle treatment that decreases pain, increases range of motion and improves strength by inactivating myofascial trigger points.

ASTYM ® Therapy

Regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions.

Kineseo ® Taping Method

Taping technique that reduces muscular pain and inflammation, relaxes overused muscles, improves posture and movement awareness and enhances performance.

Running Assessment

Individualized biomechanical analysis designed to identify strength, gait, and alignment imbalances to decrease risk of injury and improve your current training program.

Functional Training

Exercise regimens that integrate multiple muscle groups, joints and the brain to prepare the body for everyday movement, athletics and other specialized physical activities.

Graston Technique ®

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization used to address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes.

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)

Rehabilitation therapy and performance training technique using a Personalized Tourniquet System® designed for BFR, to reduce atrophy and increase strength.

Shockwave Therapy

A non-invasive, office based treatment that utilizes acoustic waves to alleviate pain, promote tissue regeneration, and accelerate the healing process.

Massage Therapy

Manual manipulation of the soft tissues including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints to relieve pain, improve circulation, and address specific musculoskeletal conditions.

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Physical Therapists

Our experienced and highly trained physical therapists specialize in treating the outpatient orthopedic population, including sports therapy, orthopedic/spinal therapy, chronic pain management, pre/post-surgical therapy, as well as wellness and prevention. All of our physical therapist are accepting new patients.

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At Release Physical Therapy, there is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our patients and staff during this unprecedented time. The Department of Homeland Security and state governments have deemed physical therapy an essential component of healthcare during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; therefore, our office will remain open to serve those in need. We are taking extensive preventative measures to protect our patients and employees who enter our clinic. Learn more

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: 6am - 8pm
Friday: 6am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: Office closed

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Release Physical Therapy
2134 L St NW, Washington, DC 20037

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Our Physical Therapists


Our experienced and highly trained physical therapists specialize in treating the outpatient orthopedic population, including sports therapy, orthopedic/spinal therapy, chronic pain management, pre/post-surgical therapy, as well as wellness and prevention. All of our physical therapists are accepting new patients.