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Physical Medicine

Physical rehabilitation plays a significant role in the success of your joint replacement. Our experienced physical and occupational therapists will create an individualized treatment plan to best meet your needs before, during and after your stay.

Expectations for Inpatient Therapy
During your hospital stay, you will receive physical therapy twice a day and occupational therapy once a day. Your therapists will work with you to improve your mobility (i.e., walking, getting out of bed, going up/down stairs) and ability to perform your activities of daily living (i.e.' bathing, dressing, toileting). You may receive therapy in your room or in our rehab gym and sessions may be one on one or in small groups.We encourage you to:

  • Have your coach attend your therapy sessions with you.
  • Wear comfortable clothes such as elastic waist shorts, t-shirts and shoes with good support and nonslip (rubber) soles.
  • Ask for pain medication approximately 30 minutes before attending therapy.


Outpatient Therapy
Our outpatient physical and occupational therapy departments, located on the ground floor of the hospital, are prepared to work with you as you continue your post-surgery rehabilitation. Upon obtaining a prescription from your physician, please call 301-754-7340 to schedule an appointment.

Learn more about our physical medicine and rehabilitation program.

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