Physio after a knee replacement


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

About physio after a knee replacement

If you've had knee replacement surgery with us, our physiotherapy team will work with you to create a personalised recovery and rehabilitation plan, which includes physiotherapy exercises. Initially this will involve some gentle stretching and breathing exercises which we recommend you complete 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 assess your knee and talk to you about rebuilding your strength and mobility. They'll show you how to do a range of simple exercises to bend and straighten your knee and strengthen your leg muscles. Your physiotherapist will let you know how many repetitions of each exercise you should do in hospital and when you return home. Often, you'll also have a course physio as an outpatient to support your recovery.

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.