Joint replacement support on the go
As well as seeking professional help, there are a number of mobile applications for your smartphone or tablet that can offer support, as you learn about hip and knee replacement, and understand your treatment and recovery options.
There are a number of useful apps available under the ‘Health and Fitness’ category of the App Store. Always follow the individual exercise program your physiotherapist or surgeon has recommended for you. Discuss with your doctor which exercises are most appropriate for you, how many you should do, and any movements your should avoid.
Stryker Hiker™ is an interactive pedometer app that allows you to track your route, walking activity and kilojoules burned through the GPS on your iPhone. The app allows you to customize settings, save information and review history with your healthcare provider. The app can be useful tool if you are preparing for joint replacement surgery and also post surgery to help track your recovery.