July 5, 2015


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Why Pilates?
Kaplanek, B
Pilates is an ideal form of exercise regardless of limitations, restrictions or current fitness level.
 It is adaptable and can be modified to meet the needs of the individual. Individuals with hip or knee syndromes and or joint replacements… read more

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Pilates Training for Use in Rehabilitation after Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Levine B, Kaplanek, B, Scafura D, Jaffe, WM: Rehabilitation after Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: A new regime using Pilates Training. Bulletin of the NYU for Joint Diseases. 2007; 65 (2)120-25

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Rehabilitation after Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty A New Regimen Using Pilates Training
Levine B, Kaplanek, B, Jaffe, WM: Rehabilitation after Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: A new regime using Pilates Training. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research; spring 2009.

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Return to Athletic Activity after Total Hip Arthoplasty
Klein GR, Levine BR, Hozack WJ Strauss RJ, D’Antonio JA, Macaulay W, Di Cesare PE. Return to athletic activity after total hip arthroplasty. Consensus guidelines based on a survey of the hip society and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.  J.Arthroplasty.2007; 22(2):171-175.

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Related Studies:

  1. Robert Topp, RN, Ph.D, Ann Swank Ph.D., Peter M. Queada Ph.D, John Nyland, Ed.D, PT, Arthur Malkani, MD: The Effect of Prehabilitation Exercise on Strength and Functioning After Total Knee Arthroplasty. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2009, Vol 1 (729-735
  2. Robert Topp, RN, Ph.D., Phil Page, Med, PT: Improve Function before Knee Replacement Surgery. Functional Exercise and Activity for Healthy Aging, March-April, 2009, Vol.7 No 2 (1-8) http://www.thera-bandacademy.com/elements/clients/docs/Topp-Page-Prehab%20TKA%20FunctionalU_MarApr2009__200904DD_023000.pdf
  3. Rooks D, HuangJ, Bierbaum B, Bolus S, Rubano J, Connolly C, Alpert S, Iversen M, Katz J: Effect of Preoperative Exercise on Measures of Functional Status in Men and Women Undergoing Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
    Arthritis & Rheumatism (Arthritis Care & Research).2006; 55 [5], 700-708
  4.  Prehabilitation exercise for total knee replacement helps patients with severe end-stage arthritis. Academy Blog: Research and News, Feb. 22, 201
  5. Improving Function after Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) with Balance Training. Academy Blog: Research and News, May 31, 2011
  6. Prehabilitation before total knee arthroplasty increases strength and function in older adults with severe osteoarthritis. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Feb;25(2):318-25
  7. Kent Brown, MS, CSCS; Joseph A. Brosky Jr., PT, MS, SCS; Dave Pariser, PT, PhD; and Robert Topp, RN, PhD: Preoperative exercise boosts TKA outcomes. Lower Extremity Review, March, 2011

  8. Barbay, K.: Research evidence for the use of preoperative exercise in patients preparing for total hip or total knee arthroplasty. Orthop Nurs. 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):127-33.
  9. Sorci, Rebecca.:Increasing Incidence of Joint Replacements Burdens Healthcare System. NERAC, 2008


  1. Brotzman SB, Manske RC: Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation: An Evidence-Based Approach. Third Ed. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA. 2011