Physio after a hip replacement

Exercises to relieve stiffness and regain strength

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

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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 physiotherapist 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 physio to support your recovery.

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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