Lamorinda Orthopaedic & Sports PT

"Rehabilitation for the Orthopedic Patient"

"YOU CARE"

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:

925 284 4486

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Lamorinda Physical Therapy is our name and "YOU CARE" 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