Knee Surgery? Knee Replacement? A sedentary lifestyle can be detrimental to your physical health, ability to function, mental health, and ultimately, shorten your life span. Not for you!! Some valuable techniques for you here. Written by Yvonne LaCrosse, PTA.
Yvonne Lacrosse is a Physical Therapist Assistant with over 16 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics, home care, acute care and assisted living facilities. She obtained her degree at Macomb Community College in Clinton Township, Michigan. Inspired by her parents, whom were caregivers to several of their family members, she quickly developed a love for guiding patients on their journey of returning to a healthy, functional and active lifestyle. After working for a few years at McLaren Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan, Yvonne realized that she also had a passion for teaching. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with a major in Science and elementary education. Over the years, Yvonne educated young children during the day, and worked with patients of all ages in the evenings. She also taught senior exercise classes in several assisted living facilities. Yvonne was instantly inspired and intrigued when she first saw the website which featured the X10; she realized that her already developed passion for helping others was about to merge with this incredible new therapeutic device.
Preparation is advised when it comes to knee replacement surgery. It’s not hard to be ready. Lots of resources for you here: Pre-hab video, “Are You Ready” Checklist download, article links, and a free pre-surgery customized email series