JOINT JOURNEY

CONTACT (608) 617-5260

 

There may come a time when your knee or hip pain reduces the quality of your life. Everyday activities, such as walking, shopping, or housework, can become difficult or unbearable. Taking part in favorite hobbies such as golf or bowling may be a thing of the past because conservative measures such as diet, exercise and medications no longer provide pain relief. If this describes your situation, it may be time to consider joint replacement.

OUR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE

We continue to evaluate and measure our performance to help ensure we provide the highest quality program possible, tailored to each and every patient. Our team meets regularly, with a focus on maintaining clinical and service excellence in all aspects of your joint replacement experience.

YOU ARE SPECIAL!

We know you have a choice of where to go for your procedure. Our goal is to ensure your stay with us is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We have planned a number of special activities to lift your spirits as you speed your way to a more active lifestyle.

OUR COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH

We have created a special program that brings together a team of experienced and skilled surgeons with caring and specially trained nurses, therapists and technicians. Our goal is to provide seamless, coordinated care and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible. 

DEDICATED PLACE, DEDICATED PEOPLE

Within our hospital, we have created a special area just to care for knee and hip replacement patients.

No hospital gowns for this crowd – you get to wear your own clothes! And family members are encouraged to participate in group activities, meals and other special events. Exercise and therapy is also provided in a group setting, so that our patients can support and encourage one another on the road to recovery. New friendships are made, enhancing the healing process.

Our staff members are hand-picked for their positive attitudes, motivational skills, and desire to provide outstanding service. In addition, they have been specially trained to provide comprehensive clinical care for patients undergoing this important surgery. 

EDUCATION

We believe the key to better outcomes is a commitment to provide you with a thorough understanding and knowledge of what to expect during your surgical experience. Knowing what to expect each step of the way goes a long way toward reducing stress and anxiety and preparing you for a smooth recovery.

The information you receive prior to your surgery includes:

  • Engaging community outreach seminars
  • An informative pre-op class for patients and family
  • A patient guidebook
  • Daily newsletters while in the hospital
  • Educational displays answering the most frequently asked questions

For more information about the Joint Journey program, contact Joint Care Coordinator at (608) 617-5260.

 

WALK WITH EASE PROGRAM

Divine Savior Healthcare also offers a new interactive program to help those suffering with joint pain.  The Walk With Ease program at La Vita is both an educational and hands-on program, promoting self-management and getting you on the move to walking safely and comfortably. This program is supported by the Arthritis Foundation. Staff leading the program have been trained and certified by the Arthritis Foundation.

Participants can join the program anytime starting Monday, Oct. 3, and you will continue to meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30 – 1:30 pm for 6 weeks (for a total of 18 sessions). Physician referral is required for participation. For more information or to sign up for the program, contact La Vita member services to register at (608) 745-3800.

 

Download our Joint Journey Guidebook

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IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT KNEE OR HIP PAIN

We hold frequent seminars on the most common causes as well as the latest treatment options for knee and hip pain. You’ll learn the top things you can do for arthritis as well as receive information on the newest medications and diet and exercise tips.

UPCOMING ARTHRITIS SEMINARS

Evening Seminars

6– 7 p.m., April 5,  June 7,  August 2

Daytime Seminars

1 – 2 p.m., March 1, May 3, September 6 

Location

The Wellness Center – Suite 4

Divine Savior Healthcare

2815 New Pinery Road, Portage

 

For Questions or to RSVP, call (608) 745-6289 or email: communitywellness@dshealthcare.com