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Am I going to need physical therapy?
Yes. You will see a physiotherapist in the hospital who will teach you how to move again after surgery, and you will also need to see a physiotherapist in the community to ensure you continue to improve your strength and mobility when you return home.
Will I need someone to take me to & from physical therapy?
Yes. Please click here for more information.
After surgery what is my physical therapy going to be like?
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What is the cost of my physical therapy?
If you attend physiotherapy at a hospital or OHIP funded clinic, you would only need to worry about the cost of parking. The cost of physiotherapy at a private clinic varies with each clinic but is usually upwards of $40 per visit. If going to a private clinic, please call to inquire about their rates before booking appointments.
Once you attend physiotherapy, your therapist will progress you with other exercises that will continue to improve your strength and movement of your leg. The frequency of visits to physiotherapy will depend on the progress you are making and your ability to exercise on your own. This is something you should discuss with your physiotherapist on your first visit.
Will the physical therapy make me tired?
It depends on the intensity of your therapy. Ask your physiotherapist how you can continue with your physiotherapy and still have energy to do other tasks throughout the day.
What are my post surgical physical therapy options?
Patients are to arrange physiotherapy at a clinic in the community before they come in for surgery. You have the option of attending a hospital or OHIP funded clinic, if available, or a private clinic in your community. In appropriate situations, patients may receive physiotherapy at home through CCAC for a period of 1-2 weeks and then are to attend physiotherapy in the community. Please visit southwesthealthline.ca for hospital or OHIP funded clinics in the SWLHIN.