Hip and Knee Pre-habilitation Program

The Hip and Knee Arthritis Pre-habilitation program helps you get mentally and physically ready for joint replacement surgery, so that you can have the best possible results from your surgery and go home safely soon after your surgery. Some patients may return home the day of your surgery and most will stay in hospital for two days or less. 

The multi-week education and exercise program focusses on giving you the information and tools you need to better manage your health before and after surgery.

The multidisciplinary team helps you take the lead to having less pain and a better quality of life. 

The Orthopedic Assessment Clinic and Pre-Hab team in your area can provide you with information about the services that are available to support you.

More about this service

Location and contact information

Central Nova Scotia

Queens Square Building
Dartmouth Orthopedic Assessment Clinic & Pre-habilitation Program 
45 Alderney Drive, 11th Floor,
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2N6
Tel: 902-460-3638

Veterans Memorial Building
Pre-habilitation Program

5595 Veterans Memorial Lane, 
2nd Floor, Outpatient Physiotherapy Department
Halifax, NS B3H 2E1
Tel: 902-473-7187

Eastern Nova Scotia

Sydney Hip and Knee Clinic – Pre-habilitation Program 
200 Churchill Drive, Suite 101
Membertou, NS B1S 0H5
Tel:  902-563-8513

Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital
Inverness Hip and Knee Clinic – Orthopedic Assessment Clinic and Pre-habilitation Program
39 James Street
Inverness, NS B0E 1N0
Tel: 902-258-1955

Northern Nova Scotia

Pre-habilitation Program
Orthopedic Assessment Clinic – New Glasgow 
10 North Novie Drive (East River Business Park - near Aberdeen Hospital)
Plymouth, Nova Scotia B2H 5C5
Tel: 902-396-1198  

Western Nova Scotia

Valley Regional Hospital Pre-habilitation Program
3rd floor, 150 Exhibition Street 
Kentville, NS B4N 5E3
Tel: 902-679-2657 ext 2936

Yarmouth Regional Hospital Pre-habilitation Program
60 Vancouver Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2P5.
Tel: 902-742-3541

South Shore Regional Hospital Pre-habilitation Program
90 Glen Allan Drive
Bridgewater, NS B4V 3S6
Tel: 902-543-4604 ext 2396 

Queens General Hospital Pre-habilitation Program
175 School Street
Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0
Tel: 902-543-4604 ext 2396 

How do I get an appointment?

You will need a referral from the Orthopedic Assessment Clinic

Referral forms

Provincial form for all hip and knee joint replacement referrals