Physiotherapy after a hip replacement


Regular repetition of simple exercises can speed up recovery time and improve range of movement following hip surgery

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About recovery after a hip replacement

If you've had hip replacement surgery with us, our physiotherapy team will work with you to create a personalised rehabilitation plan, which includes physio exercises.

Initially this involves some gentle stretching and breathing exercises while you're being cared for in hospital. These exercises will help to improve circulation and keep you as comfortable as possible in the days immediately following your surgery.

Your physiotherapist will visit you in hospital to help you start rebuilding your strength and mobility. They'll show you how to do simple exercises to strengthen your legs and the muscles supporting your hip. They'll also tell you about movements to avoid while your hip heals. Your physio will tell you how many repetitions of each exercise you should do in hospital and when you return home.

You may also have a course of outpatient physiotherapy to support your recovery.

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Our physiotherapy teams

Across the HCA UK network we offer physiotherapy to our inpatients, and on an outpatient basis.

Each physiotherapy team is made up of experienced physios who specialise in different areas of physiotherapy including musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurological and maternity.

Whether you're an inpatient or outpatient a physiotherapist will work with you to design a therapy plan that suits your individual needs in frequency and intensity. 

Physiotherapy at HCA UK is covered by most major insurers and is also available on a self pay basis.