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Joint Replacement Pre-Surgery Strengthening

Pre-Surgery Strengthening

Your surgeon may suggest that you participate in our Pre-Surgery Strengthening Program to improve your strength, endurance and balance. This program, which includes exercise sessions in a heated swimming pool, is designed for patients who are a few weeks away from hip or knee replacement.

The aquatic therapy sessions are held in the Emilie Gamelin Pavilion at Providence St. Peter Hospital. Our 92-degree pool provides therapeutic heat, while low-impact exercise in the water helps minimize pain as patients wean themselves off of anti-inflammatory medications in preparation for surgery.