Functional training and working on activities of daily living are integral aspects of physical therapy and rehabilitation. As PTs, we are always looking for ways and devices to make our treatment sessions more efficient and applicable to daily life. One of the newer inventions making headlines was invented at Virginia Mason. The “therapy car” is an example of a device to help make training for vehicle transfers easier — a perfect example of ADLs.

In order to have efficient PT sessions and work on ADLs, it’s crucial to have an understanding on total joints and joint replacements. Additionally, identifying interventions and coping strategies can help prevent complications and improve outcomes. For more information on total joints, take a look at our Joint Replacement Bundles at or