Your knee replacement surgical procedure is only the beginning of your journey toward healing and recovery. Following any knee replacement procedure, you will be expected and encouraged to undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation with a physical therapist. Why? Without physical therapy and rehab exercises designed specifically for post-surgical procedures, you may not be able to regain full function of your new knee joint, which includes stability, pain management, strength, range of motion, and weight-bearing capabilities. It takes time to recover from any type of surgery, especially a joint replacement. Your time in physical therapy following knee replacement surgery not only allows you to slowly gain confidence in your new joint, but is also a valuable time in which your knee joint is strengthened, helping you toward the mobility, strength, range of motion and flexibility you desire – to improve your..