Joint Replacement

Total hip and knee replacement surgeries are becoming the most frequent and common orthopedic procedures being performed today. This is because our baby boomer and geriatric populations are living longer and maintaining their desired activity levels more so now than ever. The joints wear out and need to be replaced, similar to brakes in a car. Our approach to this rehabilitation is custom and specific to the individual. It is coupled with a training approach which allows a person desiring to return to golf to have exposure to the types of exercises and protocols that we use when we are training our elite golf population for performance training purposes. The point is that all people are different with unique goals, and their rehabilitation program should be reflective of this.

Knee

The knee is a commonly injured part of the body. This joint is surrounded by some of the strongest muscles in the body and with proper strength and flexibility in the quadriceps, hamstrings, and calf muscles, injury can often be avoided. Injuries in and around the knee often times respond best to targeted strength and flexibility recovery if surgery is not necessary. These exercises and rehabilitation activities should be functional in nature for best results. Post-operative programs for surgeries such as ACL reconstruction and other arthroscopic procedures should again be targeted to the desired activity the patient wishes to return to. Diagnoses include:

  • Patello-femoral syndrome
  • IT band syndrome
  • Medial ./ lateral collateral sprain
  • Patellar dislocation
  • Medial / lateral meniscal tear
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Hamstring strain / tendonitis
  • Knee arthritis / DJD ( degenerative joint disease)
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation – various procedures