Rehabilitation After Joint Replacement


Rehabilitation usually begins the day of surgery with an evaluation, and treatment begins as soon as possible. Our therapists help you rebuild your strength so that you are able to function independently after discharge and recovery quickly.

Ultimately, patients are sent home for further rehabilitation, where he or she can heal and build strength in his or her natural environment. Physical therapy at RWJ Hamilton includes exercises that simulate your home environment, for example, steps you may need to climb or getting in and out of your vehicle.

Your joint replacement team, including physical therapist, occupational therapist and case manager make sure you have the tools you need to stay mobile and transition into full recovery, for example, a rolling walker, commode and tub bench. Your case manager will work with you to ensure you receive physical therapy at home.

RWJ offers home care and as well as rehabilitation services in four locations:

  • RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center
    3100 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690
  • RWJ Outpatient Center at Columbus
    One Sheffield Drive at Columbus Road, Columbus, NJ 08022
  • RWJ Outpatient Center at Ewing
    1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08618
  • RWJ Rehabilitation at Lawrenceville
    4152 Quakerbridge Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Patient Stories

  • "It was a fast recovery. I feel much better."

    Denise and Michael
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  • For Mary Jo Hartmann, the two hip replacement surgeries she underwent at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton were the "greatest miracle" of her life.

    Mary Jo
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  • Thanks to spine surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, a physician can walk without pain.

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