PLEASE EDUCATE ABOUT DIFFERENT PEOPLE IN MED CARE SYSTEM. REHAB MDS PHYSIATRIST ARE NOT ENOUGH IN NUMBER LIKE GPS ORTHOPEDIC DOCS OR TECH LIKE PHYS THERAPIST. EACH PROVIDER HAVE HIS OR HER OWN SYSTEM OF CARE AS PER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE. BEWARE OF WASTING MONEY ON WRONG PROVIDER.
IN USA MANY A TIMES CONSUMERS ARE CHEATED BY MANY WITH WHITE COAT AND STETHOSCOPE.
PHYSIATRISTS ARE MDS LIKE ME PLUS HAVE SPECIFIC TRAINING. PHYS THERPIST, OCCUP THER, SPEECH THER, VOCATIONAL THER, REHAB NURSES ALL TAKE CARE AS PER ORDERS BY TEAM LEADER MD REHAB EXPERT. HERE WE SEE CHIROPRACTOR CLAIMS LOT SO IS EXERCISE GURUS OR PHYS THERAPIST. AVERAGE MD GP, INTERNIST OR OTHERS, DON'T KNOW, SO JUST ORDER TREAT BY PT. HOW, WHY, AND DETAILS ARE ABSENT, SO PT IS DECIDING CARE, NO GUIDANCE BY MD OR PROVIDERS. ALSO, CORRUPTION IN POLITICIANS EXTREME AND LOTS OF MONEY TO BE MADE IN HEALTH CARE- NURSES ARE DIFFERENT SPECIALIST, PA ARE IN MANY FIELD, PT OR OT ETC ARE WORKING INDEPENDENTLY. OUR USA MED CARE QUALITY IS 30TH IN WORLD, BELOW CUBA, BUT WE SPEND NEARLY $1000 PER CAPITA. MANY GET LICENSES AND SYSTEM ENCOURAGES SUCH DECEPTIVE ADVERTISEMENT.
ST MED BD JCAHO ARE WITH BIG CARE PROVIDERS JOIN HANDS IN COVER UP OF POOR CARE POOR OUTCOME. ROOT CAUSES ARE OPEN, BUT PUBLIC MISGUIDED. WE HAVE MORE MRI, MORE REPLACEMENT SURGERIES, MORE CESARIANS, SO DOCS WIFE CAN GET MINK COAT.
BE EDUCATED CONSUMER GET THE CARE OR SURGERY ONLY IF REALLY NEEDED AND GET SECOND OPINION. WE HAVE EXPLOSION OF PAIN MANAGEMENT PROVIDERS AS IT'S A BIG, LUCRATIVE BUSINESS. MEDICARE WASTE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS PER MONTH IN SUCH UNNECESSARY CARE . DR J A SHAH, MD
You will be fine with your recovery!
I wish you will find benefits from physical therapy.
On the other hand, a physiatrist is a physician trained in the art of rehabilitation. That physician may not be closely aligned with the goals of your surgeon. You may want to check into this. However, if for some reason, your progress is slower than anticipated, you might want to talk to your surgeon about making a referral to a physiatrist.
Physical therapists are experts in stengthening and recovering after a total knee replacement and this is something we work with commonly in the clinic.