Acute care physical therapy for a patient status post total hip arthroplasty

A patient with R hip osteoarthritis who underwent a total hip arthroplasty was seen for physical therapy treatment for 5 sessions from July 14, 2014 to July 17, 2014 at Modesto Memorial Medical Center under the supervision of Athens Salvador, PT, DPT. The patient was evaluated at the initial encounter with manual muscle testing, range of motion, the Activity-specific Balance Confidence scale, the Lower Extremity Functional scale, and the Clinical Prediction Rule for Deep Vein Thrombosis and a plan of care was established. Main goals for the patient were decreased fall risk, improved functional independence, and improved ROM and strength. Main interventions used were task specific transfer training, strength, and mobility training. The patient achieved improved functional independence, ROM, and strength. The patient was discharged to home with outpatient physical therapy.