Monterey, CA, July 06, 2020 - Hip, knee and other joint replacement procedures are among the most common, cost-effective and successful elective surgeries in the United States.
Doctors perform more than 1 million total joint arthroplasty procedures annually, with this number expected to increase to nearly 4 million by 2030.
Dedicated to being the most patient-focused, result-oriented rehabilitation facility in Monterey County, Balance Physical Therapy & Human Performance Center is now providing seminars to help prepare patients for joint replacement surgery.
With offices in both Salinas and Monterey, BPT has scheduled its first seminar on Thursday, July 23 in Salinas (143 John St.) and Thursday, July 30 in Monterey (2260 N. Fremont St.). Each seminar will start at 5 p.m., with classes limited to 10 people. Social distancing will be practiced, with face masks required.
Classes will be taught by BPT’s Dr. Miguel Vargas and Dr. John Schott. Vargas (PT, DPT, CSCS) is the Clinical Director at BPT Salinas, as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Schott (PT, DPT) earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of California San Francisco, and his clinical experience includes outpatient orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, chronic pain, post-surgical procedures and vestibular rehabilitation.
Vargas and Schott will be discussing the specifics of total knee and total hip replacement, what to expect when you first wake up after your surgery in the hospital, and a typical plan of care with physical therapy.
There will be a limit of 10 people for each event and social distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced. Attendees temperatures will be checked before entering the facilities, participants will be spaced 6 feet apart and will be required to wear a mask (if you do not have a mask, one will be provided). The event will be recorded and posted to Facebook and YouTube for anyone who is unable to attend the event.
Topics for the one-hour classes will include: explanation of the specifics of each surgeries (how the knee and hip are replaced), pre-surgery exercises to help improve strength, range of motion and endurance; what to expect when you first wake up from surgery, how to optimize your recovery through circulation exercises to help control swelling and prevent more serious complications, such as blood clots; and your plan of care once you start the outpatient physical therapy process.
Those interested should RSVP through Eventbrite at the following links for Salinas and Monterey.
Balance Physical Therapy & Human Performance Center,
143 John St. Salinas and 2260 N. Fremont St,
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901