How long do I have to participate in physical therapy? When do I start?
For most procedures, physical therapy begins 1-2 weeks after surgery for duration of 6-12 weeks.
If you are having a total joint replacement, you will have home physical therapy for two weeks and then will begin out patient physical therapy after your first postoperative appointment.
For most arthroscopic procedures, physical therapy will begin 1 week after surgery. You will be given a physical therapy prescription at your first post operative appointment.