Hi everyone. Many of you have contacted me asking me for professional, medical advice. As I state throughout my site/blog, I only share personal experiences. I do, however, know of professionals who can help you. Learn more about the benefits of having a health coach after tkr by reading below:
NOTE: For transparency purposes, I am an affiliate for this reputable health coaching site known as by The Knee Replacement Therapists. Simply mention “booktoots” when contacting them. Thanks!
The average knee replacement lasts approximately 20-25 years. Meanwhile, a typical course of physical therapy after surgery lasts a number of weeks to a couple months. It’s imperative that after you’ve been discharged from physical therapy you take steps to optimize your health, physical fitness, and well being.
Health coaching (virtual or in-person) is tremendously beneficial following knee replacement surgery. Here are some of the top benefits.
1. Receive Individualized Guidance
Your knee replacement journey is unique from all the others. Your coach focuses on your specific needs and goals to help you create a plan that is realistic for you. Your coach customizes a plan for achieving your goals by taking a holistic big-picture view of your health.
2. Someone Supportive in Your Corner
Your health coach is a friend who is in your corner and focused on your success. This means having someone who can relate to what your going through. It also means someone who will listen to you and help you feel heard.
Your coach is also a source of knowledge and expertise. He or she helps answer your questions and addresses any concerns. He/she can be a source of emotional and psychological support, too.
3. Identify and Overcome Obstacles
Your health coach will help you create an actionable plan to achieve your health goals. However, obstacles will surely arise. Your coach will help you push through blocks and overcome these obstacles.
Your coach can use their expertise to address confusions, questions, or concerns. He or she can help you problem solve and be creative while finding solutions to any problems that arise.
4. Personal Empowerment
Your health coach will empower you to take an active role in your health and well being. Although your coach can help you create goals and a plan to achieve those goals, you have full control over your success and achievement.
It is vital to work with your coach to build self-efficacy. The ultimate motivation to live a healthy life comes from you. Your health coach can be the catalyst needed for this change or provide the inspiration you need to continue on your journey.
5. Lifetime Benefits
The benefits of a health coach last long after the program is completed. You’ll be able to effectively implement lifestyle changes, but more importantly, you’ll learn strategies and tactics to make these changes last.
You will learn how to help yourself and realize the lasting benefits of a healthy lifestyle and personal wellbeing. In turn, you will realize your true potential and maximize the longevity of not only your knee replacement, but your whole body.
With modern technology, it’s now easier than ever to receive health coaching services. The Knee Replacement Therapists will soon be launching their own virtual health coaching specifically for individuals following knee replacement surgery.
This will include 12-weeks of virtual health coaching all provided 1-on-1 by a knowledgeable physical therapist.
If you are interested in having a virtual health coach or would like to learn more, please send the knee replacement therapists a personal message via our contact page, and a physical therapist will be in contact with you very soon!
NOTE: When contacting them, remember to mention that “booktoots” sent you. 🙂 Thanks!
About the Authors of Benefits Of Having A Health Coach:
The Knee Replacement Therapists, Jordan and Luke Pedersen, are two physical therapists and the founders of the website https://kneereplacementtherapists.com. Their mission is to help you through your unique knee replacement journey so you can return to the activities you enjoy and a life well spent with the people you care about.
This information is being shared courtesy of:
Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.
This award-winning site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author, tkr blogger, and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.
Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.