Rehabilitating after surgery for a new knee

The surgery in which you receive a knee replacement is a major operation. Because of this, a specialized rehabilitation process is needed. Our specialists can guide you through this process.

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    Evolution Physiotherapy:
    Specialist in new knee rehabilitation

    When you rehabilitate with us after getting a new knee, we will guide you throughout the entire process. Having helpen hundreds of clients with this, we can support you in every way possible during rehabilitation.

    The time you need to rehabilitate varies from person to person. Usually the process takes 3 to 6 months. During that time, our specialists are at your disposal with all their knowledge and expertise, along with all our facilities.

    We begin with creating a personalized rehabilitation schedule, which is completely tailored to you and your situation. We adjust this along the way when needed. 


    Preparing for new knee surgery

    Before you have surgery on your new knee, we begin physiotherapy. This is the first step to rehabilitation. In fact, the better and stronger you go into surgery, the better you come out of surgery, and the faster and better your knee eventually recovers.

    We will create a customized training schedule to help you train your knee’s strength and stability. This is completely tailored to your abilities and to your level. We start several months in advance. In fact, patients who choose not to do so take months longer to recover.


    The goal of physiotherapy in preparation for knee surgery is for you to go into surgery as optimally as possible. This process has three objectives that we discuss in detail with you during the initial consultation:

    • You know what the operation entails and how it works
    • You know how to walk with crutches
    • Your body is in optimal condition for surgery



    How do people experience our care?

    I am very pleased with the skill, experience and expertise of the team at Evolution Physiotherapy. I understand very well that they are busy. Despite that, you get a lot of attention from them. They care about you and you really want to notice that it makes them happy to have made you a little better with each treatment. I still have a long way to go with my knee, but I can already do much more than I dreamed.
    Kim Bekemaan

    Physiotherapy and recovery after new knee surgery

    The course begins immediately after surgery. You will first do this in the hospital with a physiotherapist working at the site of your surgery. For example, you will learn to get in/out of bed and climb stairs. Once you go home, we will guide this process again. We can do the first part of the process at your home, so you don’t have to leave the house when you are not yet ready for this.

    Our first goal is to make sure you can get back to being independent at home. We start with gait training and gentle loading of the knee. In principle, you may resume appliying some pressure on your knee, but we see in most cases that this often takes some time.

    As soon as you can come to the practice independently, the next phase of physiotherapy in our practice begins. Over a period of 3-6 months, we start with gentle exercises for stability and will build up to gain full strength, stability and load capacity.

    We follow four phases as you go from walking some small distances to being able to apply full pressure to your knee. The goal of rehabilitation is for you to be at least as strong and fit again as you were before your injury.


    Start your rehabilitation at Evolution Physiotherapy

    Recovery after getting a new knee surgery depends greatly on the person undergoing the rehabilitation. Whatever your situation or goals, we will help you to rehabilitate, just as we have done this for hundreds of others.

    Rehabilitation at Evolution Physiotherapy means you will receive our full expertise and attention. We are always improving our rehabilitation care by keeping up with new insights and research. This ensures that we always deliver a higher level than what is usual in the Netherlands.

    Rehabilitation at our practice means being helped by true professionals with a heart for care, health and exercise. Whatever your goal, our physiotherapists are here for you!

    Team-Evolution Physiotherapy