Lamorinda Orthopaedic & Sports PT - Of Interest To You.....
Lamorinda Orthopaedic & Sports PT - "Rehabilitation for the Orthopedic Patient"
                            "YOUCARE"
There are many "cares" associated with our healthcare system, including Obamacare and Medicare. Unfortunately, the design of these and other healthcare systems leads to many layers that may have tendencies to place you somewhere far from being the primary focal point.

"YOUCARE" is our challenge to the status quo. We want to shift the focus of care to you, the patient, to get you moving in the right direction. 

The way "Youcare" assists in getting you moving is through timely scheduling of visits, user friendly and timely appointment times, rehab care provided exclusively by licensed physical therapists, and a quality rehabilitation environment!  

 

* Every effort is made to offer same day appointments

* Week day and Saturday appointments

* Evaluation and treatments performed by physical therapists

* Large, open space with beautiful views and plenty of natural light
* Private Evaluation rooms

* Great and always available parking

Ready to schedule an appointment? If so... get the "get moving" started by calling or emailing us at:
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Lamorinda Physical Therapy is our name and "YOUCARE" is our driving force to get you moving! 
 















Allowed Activities Following Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Steven Marcinkowski, DPT

Over the years, conversations as to the do’s and don’ts of activity return following hip and knee replacements have changed in one very important manner – joint replacement patients want to resume as many activities as possible.  The following is a general guideline as to what are the possibilities.  The lists are separated into the two general categories of total hip replacement and total knee replacement.  Within the general categories are the sub-categories of “Allowed”, “Allowed with experience”, and “Not allowed”.  These lists are not all-inclusive for every possible activity and some have morphed from one category to the next as downhill skiing has done following knee replacement.  Additionally, individual surgeon preference will supplant the following suggestions. 

Recommendations Following THA Survey sent to members of the Hip Society and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (2007) 549 respondents (72%) 30 groups of activities; 37 specific sports “Allowed” “Allowed with experience” “Not Allowed” “Undecided” * Klein

Allowed” Activities Following THA
Golf                                   
 Stationary Bicycling          
Swimming
 Doubles Tennis
Walking
Speed Walking
Hiking
Stationary Skiing
Low-impact Aerobics
Rowing
Dancing (ballroom, jazz, square)
Weight Machines
Bowling
Road Cycling
Stair climber
Treadmill
Elliptical
 
 
Activities “Allowed With Experience” Following THA
 Downhill Skiing
Cross-country Skiing
Weightlifting
Ice Skating/Rollerblading
Pilates
 
Activities “Not Allowed” Following THA
Racquetball/Squash
Jogging
Contact Sports
Football
Basketball
Soccer
High-impact Aerobics
Baseball/Softball
Snowboarding
 
“Undecided” Activities following THA
Martial Arts
Singles Tennis
 
Total Knee Recommendations Survey of the Knee Society in 1999 54 Members of the Hip Society and the Knee Society Based on surgeon recommendations
 
“Allowed Activities” Following TKA
Low-impact Aerobics
Stationary Bicycling
Bicycling
Bowling
Golf
Walking
Swimming
Shooting
Shuffleboard
Horseshoes
Dancing
Horseback Riding
 
“Allowed With Experience” Following TKA
Road Bicycling
Canoeing
Hiking
Rowing
Cross-country Skiing
Speed Walking
Tennis
Weight Machines
Ice Skating
 
“Not Allowed” Following TKA
Racquetball
Gymnastics
Squash
Rock Climbing
Soccer
Singles Tennis
Lacrosse
Hockey
Basketball
Jogging
Volleyball
Football  
Handball
 
“Undecided” Following TKA
Fencing
Rollerblade/inline Skating
Downhill Skiing
Weight Lifting 
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