What is it?

Knee replacement, also called arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to resurface a knee damaged by arthritis. Metal and plastic parts are used to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, along with the kneecap. This surgery may be considered for someone who has severe arthritis or a severe knee injury.

Various types of arthritis may affect the knee joint. Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults, may cause the breakdown of joint cartilage and adjacent bone in the knees. Rheumatoid arthritis, which causes inflammation of the synovial membrane and results in excessive synovial fluid, can lead to pain and stiffness. Traumatic arthritis, arthritis due to injury, may cause damage to the cartilage of the knee.

The goal of knee replacement surgery is to resurface the parts of the knee joint that have been damaged and to relieve knee pain that cannot be controlled by other treatments.

total knee replacement

What to expect in Physical Therapy

The physical therapist is an integral part of the team of health care professionals who help people receiving a total knee replacement regain movement and function, and return to daily activities. Your physical therapist can help you recover from surgery, and develop an individualized treatment program to get you moving again in the safest and most effective way possible.

If you have any questions or concerns before or after surgery, and before physical therapy starts, please feel free to call Resolve Physical Therapy!  Also if you would like to borrow a walker or cane, please call Resolve PT before your scheduled surgery date, and they can provide you with one since you will only need it short term in most cases.

As You Begin to Recover

You will typically start in-home or outpatient physical therapy within 3 days of getting out of the hospital.  The goal of the first 2 weeks of recovery is to manage pain, decrease swelling, heal the incision, restore normal walking, and initiate exercise. Following those 2 weeks, your physical therapist will tailor your range-of-motion exercises, progressive muscle-strengthening exercises, body awareness and balance training, functional training, and activity-specific training to address your specific goals and get you back to the activities you love!

Range-of-motion exercises. Swelling and pain can make you move your knee less. Your physical therapist can teach you safe and effective exercises to restore movement (range of motion) to your knee, so that you can perform your daily activities.

strength exercise

Strengthening exercises. Weakness of the muscles of the thigh and lower leg could make you need to still use a cane when walking, even after you no longer need a walker or crutches. Your physical therapist can determine which strengthening exercises are right for you.

soft tissue message

Soft tissue massage/Scar Mobilizations.  Your physical therapist will massage your leg to help with circulation and to decrease overall stiffness.  This is usually the patients favorite part! They will also work on mobilizing your scar so that there are no adhesions to limit your range of motion.

Balance training. Specialized training exercises help your muscles “learn” to respond to changes in your world, such as uneven sidewalks or rocky ground. When you are able to put your full weight on your knee without pain, your physical therapist may add agility exercises (such as turning and changing direction when walking, or making quick stops and starts) and activities using a balance board that challenge your balance and knee control. Your program will be based on the physical therapist’s examination of your knee, on your goals, and on your activity level and general health.

functional training

Functional training. When you can walk freely without pain, your physical therapist may begin to add activities that you were doing before your knee pain started to limit you. These might include community-based actions, such as crossing a busy street or getting on and off an escalator. Your program will be based on the physical therapist’s examination of your knee, on your goals, and on your activity level and general health.

The timeline for returning to leisure or sports activities varies from person-to-person; your physical therapist will be able to estimate your unique timeline based on your specific condition.

Activity-specific training. Depending on the requirements of your job or the type of sports you play, you might need additional rehabilitation that is tailored to your job activities (such as climbing a ladder) or sport activities (such as swinging a golf club) and the demands that they place on your knee. Your physical therapist can develop an individualized rehabilitation program for you that takes all of these demands into account.

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Jenny is such a caring and compassionate PT! She absolutely loves helping people and it shows through the care of her patients!! She is very knowledgeable and all around a great person and I would recommend her a million times over!
Rosanna Aguirre
Rosanna Aguirre
03:09 27 Nov 18
Jenny is incredible! I first saw her for some concerns running and her skill base and knowledge level blew me away. It is an honor to recommend her!
Meg Boethin
Meg Boethin
15:32 29 Nov 18
Jenny is all about customizing care to your needs! She has great experience and is a knowledgeable, compassionate, and talented physical therapist. I highly recommend Resolve Physical Therapy!
Annique Dayley
Annique Dayley
03:24 27 Nov 18
I was a formal college athlete, was spoiled with great therapists, and was extremely nervous after leaving the cacoon of campus. In the real world you get scared that doctors won’t care about you the same way. That’s not the case with Jenny she takes everything serious and you are not just a patient. She a great pt and awesome person. Congrats on your new adventure.
isuwrnum1
isuwrnum1
14:54 29 Nov 18
Jenny is very knowledgeable and compassionate about helping people get better.
Steve Romriell
Steve Romriell
15:45 29 Nov 18
Jenny is very knowledgeable and gave me the tools to overcome an injury I have been dealing with for 4 years. I am amazed how quickly I progressed under her guidance. She is thorough and makes sure you are doing the exercises correctly and get the most benefit from your effort. I am so thankful I was referred to her. - thank you!
Carolyn Albertazzi
Carolyn Albertazzi
03:38 19 Jun 19
Without a doubt, Jenny is the best Physical Therapist I have ever encountered! She knows her physiology, she knows how to give a message and she listens to her patients. She takes whatever time is necessary to get the job done instead of sticking to a rigid schedule and does a good job of providing exercises to do at home. I heartily recommend her!!
Bev Murphy
Bev Murphy
21:17 18 Jun 19
Jenny is a star in the field of Physical Therapy! She is great to work with and knows what the client needs to heal. I would recommend Jenny to anyone who is in need of PT and wants a great therapist, as well as a nice facility to work out of.
Alan
Alan
03:54 20 Jun 19
Jenny is very knowledgeable and skilled. Her compassion for her work and her clients is unmatched. She has a solo practice so she focuses clearly on each person and explains what she is doing and her expectations for recovery. I highly recommend her for all kinds of injuries.
Andrea Casey
Andrea Casey
08:14 23 Jan 19
Jenny gave great attention and care to my rehabilitation process. She is very knowledgeable and applied many techniques to rehab my injury. She gives great instruction and makes sure you are doing the exercises correctly and clearly communicated the plan for my progress. Also she is very personable and friendly.
Melany Fry
Melany Fry
02:19 19 Dec 18
I am just starting with Jenny; however, I have had the opportunity tp watch her and she is very caring and knows her business! It is a joy to go to her.It is nice to go to someone who is so knowledgable about the business. You will be very happy you scheduled an appointment with her and her staff.
Ann Frazier
Ann Frazier
23:36 21 Oct 19
Jenny and staff were a huge part of a quick recovery from shoulder surgery, I highly recommend Resolve!
Karl Wagner
Karl Wagner
18:38 05 Nov 19
Best PT I've ever had! Jenny is very thorough, listens, and provided the right exercises for me to get through the pain. Highly recommend Resolve!
Kim Stenson
Kim Stenson
21:46 02 Dec 19
Jenny does a great job of explaining her assessment, the anatomy of what's going on and the treatment. She's so personable and it's always a pleasure to work with her. Her 10 years of experience gives her a rich knowledge base for helping her clients. I highly recommend her as a PT.
Karen Brozovich
Karen Brozovich
02:58 08 Dec 19
Resolve PT is without question top drawer. Jenny and her crew are extremely knowledgeable, caring, professional and wonderful to be around. And you will get results. If you need PT, Resolve is the place.
Lou Pepper
Lou Pepper
02:06 14 Dec 19
It’s in the name! Jen, Jenny, and Mandy at Resolve Physical Therapy make a great team in providing a solution to your needs. From services at the front desk to the exercise mat this team is knowledgeable and kind. They hold genuine conversations, they are thorough in their assessments, and they are always willing to share a smile because they are passionate about what they do and they care about their clients.There is also a gal named Ruth that offers personal training who operates out of the same facility if you are interested. She fits in very well with the Resolve team. Bottom line is - Go with Resolve you won’t regret it. Ps: if you’re kind to them you may just get offered a yummy treat while you kickback, relax and they apply different massage techniques and electrode stimulation on the area of need. Resolve rocks! #Jen&Jenny
Kevin Link
Kevin Link
01:12 19 Dec 19
I worked With Jenny for a year, and am now able to be pain free. I had shoulder, hip, and back trouble. Jenny worked with me and taught me the stretches and exercises to keep me able to manage my issues at home. The transition from pain and mobility issues to an active life and more mobility was truly wonderful. I have worked with other Physical Therapists, but the patience, experience, and knowledge that Jenny has really made the difference for me.
Keith Griffin
Keith Griffin
18:51 28 Jan 20
My surgeon referred me to Resolve Physical Therapy, after a total knee replacement. I worked with the Therapists there for 4 months and saw steady progress to the point of being fully functional again. Both, Jen and Jenny, are experts in their field and have personally attended knee and hip surgeries to observe and understand the procedure and how it impacts the patient. During my rehab they were in constant contact with my surgeon over my progress. I felt that they listened to me and adjusted every session according to my feedback.Besides all that, they are a pleasure to be around. I will miss working with them.
COFFEYA2011 .
COFFEYA2011 .
22:02 03 Feb 20
Jenny is wonderful. She was able to solve my problem with only a couple of visits. I was very pleased to get a quick appointment to be seen in her comfortable and convenient office. I've already recommended Resolve Physical Therapy and will do so at every opportunity.
Julia Meglasson
Julia Meglasson
00:39 13 Feb 20
I had an awesome experience with Jenny and Jen and staff! Such caring women, so personal and easy to talk to. They are very good at what they do and I would recommend highly! It was hard to say goodbye!
Deb McPherson
Deb McPherson
03:13 13 Feb 20
Resolve is wonderful! I believe the best measure of the quality of a physical therapist is the level of success achieved. Jenny's expertise led to a surprising degree of resolution of my rotator cuff problem. I also applaud both her and Mandy for their kindness and compassion. They explained my home exercises very clearly and listened patiently to any concerns I expressed. The facility is bright, cheerful, and immaculately clean. I highly recommend Resolve PT.
M Whatley
M Whatley
19:29 17 Feb 20
I am finally able to get active again pain free! The staff at Resolve helped me to feel seen, heard and supported. The clinic has become a safe spot for me to come as I am, which is huge if you are facing pain/injury. I always leave my appointments feeling brighter and uplifted. I also prefer the quiet clinic environment. Cannot say enough good stuff about Resolve PT, Jenny and Jen!
Angeli
Angeli
04:18 21 May 20
Amazing in so many ways! Great atmosphere, kind, friendly, and knowledgeable PT's! My wife and I have had issues with our shoulders for years and with Jen's help we are becoming pain-free and able to do things we have been limited from doing due to pain. We cannot speak highly enough about Jen and the Resolve staff! What I have enjoyed most is that from the time your appointment starts until the end, you will always be with your PT. I have been to PT many times in the past, and this is the first location I have been with them start to finish and not handed off to a PT assistant. If you are struggling with any type of physical ailment preventing you from doing the things you love, I have complete faith and confidence Resolve will enhance your quality of life and help you live pain-free again! Highly recommend!
Nathan Cook
Nathan Cook
13:45 17 Jul 20
I have been to physical therapy many times throughout the past 17 years and needed to find someone here in Bend to help with a chronic back injury. I definitely found the right place. Mandy works the front and is always there to help with scheduling and any issues you may have. Jen is a knowledgeable Physical Therapist with years of experience and just an amazing human. I loved that in this practice you work one on one with the therapist and not handed off to different assistants. Thank you all so much!
Shelly Hanson
Shelly Hanson
04:12 10 Aug 20
At Resolve Physical Therapy you will not be a number. The concern is personal and the care is professional. Jenny was genuinely concerned about my progress and had the skills and knowledge to provide me with detailed instruction. If I am ever in need of physical therapy in the future I will certainly be high-tailing it over to Resolve Physical Therapy.
lgelina02
lgelina02
00:30 13 Aug 20
Resolve PT was the best physical therapy experience I’ve had in my life. After a really bad motorcycle accident, I spent a lot of time going to different physical therapists, always getting a negative prognosis, and felt pretty hopeless about the future of my limb. When I moved to Resolve, there was no sign of that negativity. Instead we slowly moved through from stretches to exercise, consistently feeling improvements. Now I’ve been painless and happy for more than a year. Thanks guys!
Joe Pandolfi
Joe Pandolfi
18:46 21 Aug 20
Have been seeing Jen following a bad snowboard injury for quite some time now, The pain is practically nonexistent and I am well on way to a full recovery. She quickly got me back into the gym as I am an avid lifter and mace swinger. I am also fairly close to achieving my personal trainer certification which was some added pressure to recover quickly and fully. She has been the key to both. Not to mention the great conversation that ensues with every visit! She even helps me apply my KT tape as my cat refuses to help out.
Terin Brown
Terin Brown
17:01 04 Sep 20
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