What type of PT

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I am new to group and had a TKR on 2/14/17

I start PT next week and am considering bio aquatic PT I'm interested in hearing from those that have used this type o of therapy

Thank you

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    That sounds interesting. I was told not to submerge my knees till wounds totally healed though.
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    I would do it in a heart beat! I had and am still doing PT but as soon as I started doing some exercises in the pool it helped me a ton. You can move so much better in the water! Stretching you knee is easier!
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    Getting in the water following a TKR is a great way to exercise, however you really shouldn't be doing it until your incision is completely healed, both inside and out. I was given the green light for water therapy at 6 weeks. There's a lot of chemicals and bacteria in pool water and the risk for infection is just too high early in the recovery. I would highly recomme3nd aquatic therapy when you get far enough along. Good luck with your continued healing. 

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    dear martha i had my bilateral TKA in feb 2016, after discharge my hospital arranged for 15 sessions of PT at my home, Iwant to share my PT never touched my leg, he just guided me how to do excercises corectly. Initially he just helped me in few session by holding my leg, Rest for remaining three months I did excercises of my own as prescribed by them.

    Now i have ROM 120 both legs and extension 0 degree.

    I just want to say as i know few person including my mother, who have taken help of PT and PT put so many pressure while doing excercises, that kind of excercises are not much useful, In some cases PT also damage the implant.

    Better is to do excercise of your own, In initial days you may need some person help just as to raise  your leg. The basic  thing is dont exert to much your knee.

    Keep in your mind you need minimum 3 months to be on work, if you are lucky enough then you feel perfect after 3 months but in many cases full recovery take about 12-18 months.

    Uptil 3-6 months you can experience the improvement but after 6 months the improvement is slow.

    Don't worry if you are improving at slow pace, there should be improvement. If you develop some new pain related to ur joint then you must consult your doctor.

    I felt pain of surgery uptil six month, I couldnot able to sleep for first three months. It's all depend upon patient to patient.

    Wish you a happy and fast recovery

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    I was told by my Doc water PT is good but it would take me longer to get where I want to be.  So I just chose regular PT and at 7 weeks I am over 135 bend and 0.

    good luck

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    Update saw my Dr yesterday and since the tape from surgery has been removed I'm clear to take water Pt he said it's good for some and to try it

    I still have land PT combined at the facility

    I start March 7th I will keep you posted on the progress

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    Martha I started therapy in the pool as soon as my scar had healed.  My bend was very slow improving and the pool work helped enormously.  It was also very pleasant to be,in warm water exercising, I could do a lot more than on dry land.  Good luck - happy healing.
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