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Getting Back Into Fitness After Joint Replacement Surgery

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Health care professional working with man after knee replacement.
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Smiling senior woman after hip replacement surgery.
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Getting back into fitness after joint replacement surgery (continued)


Woman on stationary bike outside at park.
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Hip replacement: aerobic exercise


Exercise class using resistance bands.
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Hip replacement: strengthening exercises


Woman exercising stretching hips.
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Hip replacement: stretching exercises


Young woman and man working out on ellipticals at the gym.
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Knee replacement: aerobic exercise


Physical therapist helping young woman do knee stretching exercise.
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Knee replacement: strengthening exercises


Woman exercising on mat at gym.
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Knee replacement: strengthening exercises


Physical therapist teaching man knee exercises.
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Knee replacement: stretching exercises


Smiling senior woman taking a walk.
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The bottom line


Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she has spent her career working at Johns Hopkins and is also an adjunct faculty instructor for Excelsior College. Carmen has over 20 years of experience in nutritional counseling, education, writing, and program management and is a certified specialist in adult weight management. She enjoys educating her students and clients about how nutrition affects the body and its role in overall health and wellness.