Support & Education
Prehab: Preparing for Surgery
As part of the rehabilitation process at St. Vincent's HealthCare, patients are expected to attend pre-operative education, or "Prehab," prior to undergoing Total Joint Replacement surgery. This is a one-time class offered three times weekly on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 1 to 2 p.m.
The class provides valuable education to the patient, which will ease patient apprehension, establish patient expectations, and make recovery easier and smoother. Learn more about our prehab program.
Pre-Op Exercises for Better Healing
In order to assist the healthcare team in promoting your optimal recovery from total hip or knee joint replacement surgery, Total Joint Pre-op Education educators recommend specific exercises you can do before your surgery to get your body ready for a quicker recovery.
These exercises will be discussed in detail during your class and will be tailored specifically for the type of surgery you plan to have. If you'd like a preview, see the link below:
Exercises You Can Begin Today (.pdf)