Total Joint School Program

Joint Replacement School

Are you having Joint Replacement Surgery? Give yourself the foundation for success by working with our specialists BEFORE your surgery. Joint replacement school is a free school we offer to those preparing for a total joint replacement.

The school allows each patient to take an active role in their care while gaining a better understanding of the total joint replacement process with the professionals. Each individual will receive a booklet to take with you throughout your joint replacement journey!

What to Expect:

  • Education!
  • Tour the rehab room and view an inpatient room (optional).
  • Establish a recovery plan and learn about resources.
  • Meet VRH staff and ask questions!

What will I learn?

  • How to prepare your body and home for surgery with tips from the professionals.
  • 11 Essential Exercises for pre and post operation
  • About the entire surgery process: before, during, and after.
  • Tips for setting yourself up for a smooth recovery.
  • Do’s and don’ts of post surgery.

“Recent literature demonstrates that patients who attend education classes prior to surgery have decreased anxiety, better post-operative pain control, more realistic expectations of surgery, and a better understanding of their surgery. “
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5577053/#:~:text=Recent%20findings,better%20understanding%20of%20their%20surgery.