On Track Physiotherapy


Physical Therapy for Total Hip Replacement

August 22, 2016

JuJu’s Story

Ann Arbor, Mi – Below is a video of a physical therapy session just 8 weeks out from a Total Hip Replacement on the right. She attended physical therapy 1x per week, with an extensive home program. As you will see, she is already moving around like a champ! Strength Training can benefit you at any age when prescribed properly and applied at correct dosages.

The best part about this is when she tells me that she can walk 3 miles without any issues. She is looking forward to walking on the beach in an upcoming vacation. And my personal favorite was this story: while on a boat with her girlfriends, no one could pull up anchor on the boat. So she stepped up and pulled it out for them first try!

JuJu was gracious enough to write this about her experience at On Track Physical Therapy:

“I was referred to Greg by my personal trainer, Mike. Greg has treated me for elbow and knee issues, however the biggest, and most important issue, was my total hip replacement. Greg and Mike worked together before my surgery to make sure my muscles were strong, and ready to take on the challenge. I passed the physical therapy test at the hospital the very next morning after surgery, and was released that day! The PTs at the hospital were very impressed with my strength and ability to walk quickly.
Greg came to my house and helped my husband and me get situated with my living situation. He showed both of us how I needed to move, get on the bed, sit in the chair, get up, etc…
When it came time for me to attend physical therapy at the gym with Greg, he was amazing! As my first session was about to begin, I was very anxious, but Greg led me through simple exercises, and as the weeks passed, my PT sessions felt like full workouts. I was walking three miles a day by seven weeks post-op.
Even after a minor setback, Greg knew exactly what he had to do with my situation to make me whole again. He is so good at listening, and he takes the time to assess a situation completely before he begins therapy. At my eight week doctor appointment, my doctor was so impressed with my ability to sit, stand, squat, and walk without any stiffness or holding on to anything. He was thrilled that I was walking three miles a day and trying for more. He said he’d see me in TEN MONTHS!! My doctor was very pleased with the re-evaluation Greg sent, especially the very clear format that he used. Greg is really good at what he does, and if you follow his exercise program at home, like I did, you’ll be back on track in no time at all! All of this was achieved with sessions that were required to get the job done. Greg doesn’t have you come in just so he can make a buck. So, the name ON TRACK PHYSICAL THERAPY is not a misnomer by any means!”
Appreciate the kind words JuJu!

Did you have a hip replacement?

Are you still having trouble with a previous hip replacement in the past? Do you still walk with a limp? At On Track PT and Performance we offer a FREE Discovery session to show you how we are different, and can help you and your specific goals!

About the Author: Dr. Greg Schaible is a physical therapist and strength coach specializing in athletic performance. He attended The University of Findlay as a student athlete. As an athlete he competed in both Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field where he earned honors as a 5x Division II All-American and 6x Division II Academic All-American. In 2013 he completed Graduate School earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). Greg is the owner of On Track Physical Therapy in Ann Arbor, Mi. Follow On Track PT and Performance on Facebook.

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