Underwater treadmills (UTM) are revolutionizing physical therapy and fitness. Top athletes are utilizing UTM or treadmill pools for peak performance or speedy recovery after an injury.
Patients with RA often get caught in a cycle of pain, fatigue and demotivation, leading to inactivity, which increases pain. Aquatic therapy helps break this cycle by reducing the load on joints, allowing patients to increase muscle strength and achieve aerobic conditioning.
Follow your physical therapist’s instructions and take care to protect your new knee and your general health. These are ways you can contribute to the success of your total knee replacement.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 33 percent of adults 65 and older suffer from osteoarthritis (OA).