JointHealth™ express   August 13, 2020

Arthritis At Home Episode 39 – A patient looks back: One year after knee replacement surgery (Part 1)

This week’s #ArthritisAtHome features Cheryl Koehn, rheumatoid arthritis patient who underwent a knee replacement surgery, and Dr. Marie Westby, Physical Therapist at Mary Pack Arthritis Program, on total joint replacement surgery.

In this two-part episode of Arthritis at Home, we speak to Cheryl Koehn and Dr. Marie Westby. Cheryl is Founder and President of Arthritis Consumer Experts and Marie is a Physical Therapist at Mary Pack Arthritis Program and Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia and an Associate Member of the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility.

In Part 1, Cheryl discusses, along with Dr. Westby, her experience one year after knee replacement surgery. She looks back at transitioning from six weeks of formal rehabilitation therapy to practicing her own range of motion exercises routine and road cycling training without pain. She also shares with us her scar management steps and post exercise routine. In her words, Cheryl is now “able to engage in my favourite activities without being conscious of a knee that doesn’t respond like the other knee.”

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