Patients who are recovering from transplant surgery or preparing for surgery are often in the hospital for an extended period of time. Physical therapists are available on a consultative basis to perform a comprehensive evaluation and establish a plan of care to minimize the effects of the extended hospitalization. Physical therapists prescribe exercise and conditioning programs to keep patients strong, modifying these programs according to the patient's performance and medical condition. Physical Therapy Cooperative Program students are available to assist patients with their exercise programs. Patients on the transplant floor can attend exercise groups 2-3 times a week.