About ActiveCare PT:

  • Our therapists are licensed in New York State and active members in the American Physical Therapy Association. We have advanced training in joint mobilization and myofascial release techniques.
  • We are dedicated practitioners with a passion for the profession and a comprehensive, holistic approach to treatment and healing. We treat each patient as an individual and treat the whole person, with a plan of care designed to meet the patient’s set goals for health, functionality and a return to work, tasks and activities. We network with a team of physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists in order to provide guidance to other modalities that may be effective in the patients’ care.
  • Physical Therapist and owner Karena Wu is a graduate of the Program in Physical Therapy at Columbia University and is affiliated with several healthcare organizations in New York City. She is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Kinesio Taping Practitioner and Pilates Instructor, and uses SpiderTech Taping.
  • ActiveCare is primarily an out-of-network facility. We accept all insurance with out-of-network benefits and file for most major insurance plans. We work with all prospective patients to create workable payment plans regardless of insurance coverage.
  • ActiveCare accepts Medicare, No-Fault and Workers’ Compensation patients depending on schedule availability.
  • ActiveCare’s administrators provide seamless and efficient concierge-style client service to all of our patients. And the whole ActiveCare team makes sure your time with us is a beneficial, productive and enjoyable experience.

Recovering After Total Hip Replacement

Best Physical Therapist NYC for Total Hip Replacement 01Getting a total hip replacement can be a very trying time in anyone’s life. Generally, those who have hip replacement surgery are in their 70s and 80s, but the need for a new hip has affected those who are much younger lately. This major surgical procedure is often used to help those who have osteoarthritis in the hip joint. People who have hip dysplasia may also need to have this type of surgery. In addition to preparing for the surgery, those who are going to undergo a total hip replacement should think about what they are going to do after the procedure. They are going to need to have physical therapy so that they can heal and get back to a normal life with their new hip.

What Happens in This Type of Surgery?

Best Physical Therapist NYC for Total Hip Replacement 02In a total hip replacement, both of the joint surfaces will now have synthetic components. A titanium stem will go into the femoral bone of the leg. It will have a ceramic ball atop it, which acts as the femoral head. The replacement of the acetabulum joint surface is going to be a high-density plastic that is safe for the human body. When you receive your diagnosis and realize that the total hip replacement surgery is going to be your best option, you can be sure that your doctors and the surgeon will explain to you everything that they are going to do, and how the surgery is going to proceed. Different patients may require different approaches, so your doctor will explain to you what is going to happen with your particular surgery.

After the Surgery

Best Physical Therapist NYC for Total Hip Replacement 03Best Physical Therapist NYC for Total Hip Replacement 04After you have your surgery and you are starting to recuperate, you have to be very careful that you do not cause any injuries to the area. This means that you should not flex or move your leg and hips greater than 90 degrees, and you should not have any internal rotation or adduction. Limited mobility, especially at end ranges in these first stages of healing – for about the first 6 weeks or so – is very important. Your physical therapy consultation will determine the best course of treatment to get you back to normal.

Types of Physical Therapy Treatment

Best Physical Therapist NYC for Total Hip Replacement 05As you heal from your hip replacement, you will be able to talk with your physical therapist and begin treatment. The PT’s at ActiveCare can help you recover as quickly as possible. Many different types of treatment and therapy will be useful in getting you back on your feet again. Some of the things you can expect during your treatment include scar massage, range of motion exercises, and muscle strengthening exercises. You need to build those muscles as soon as you can. Gait training is also going to be important in helping you learn to walk again after your surgery.

Call ActiveCare Physical Therapy with any further questions. We work closely with the joint replacement physicians so that we can implement the doctor’s protocol specifically for your situation.

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