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Protecting Your Joints Through Exercise. Bone and Joint Center Celebration Sara Selander, PT, DPT September 10, 2010. Why should I exercise?. Improve prosthesis fixation Decrease the incidence of early loosening Decrease weight gain after surgery Pain free function Improve quality of life.

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protecting your joints through exercise

Protecting Your Joints Through Exercise

Bone and Joint Center Celebration

Sara Selander, PT, DPT

September 10, 2010

why should i exercise
Why should I exercise?

Improve prosthesis fixation

Decrease the incidence of early loosening

Decrease weight gain after surgery

Pain free function

Improve quality of life

how often should i exercise
How often should I exercise?

Guidelines for adults over age 65(or adults 50-64 with chronic conditions, such as arthritis)

Do moderately intense aerobic exercise 30 minutes a day, five days a weekOrDo vigorously intense aerobic exercise 20 minutes a day, 3 days a weekAndDo eight to 10 strength-training exercises, 10-15 repetitions of each exercise twice to three times per weekAndIf you are at risk of falling, perform balance exercisesAndHave a physical activity plan.

what type of exercise
What type of exercise?
  • Low Impact Exercise
    • Walking
    • Swimming
    • Bicycling
    • Golf
    • Dancing
why low impact exercise
Why Low Impact Exercise?

Decrease loosening and revision rates

Improve muscle performance

Decrease post-op weight gain

what exercises should i avoid
What exercises should I avoid?
  • High Impact Exercise
    • Contact sports
    • Racquetball
    • Jogging
    • Tennis
    • Skiing
strengthening exercises
Strengthening Exercises
  • Minisquats
  • Marching
  • Raise leg out to side
  • Raise leg out in back
  • Curl heel towards buttocks
  • Heel Raises
flexibility exercises
Flexibility Exercises

Calf Stretch

Hamstring Stretch

Quad/hip flexor Stretch

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Thank You

MUSC James Island and Ashley Avenue Physical Therapy Clinics

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