Physio after a knee replacement

Exercises to rebuild knee strength and flexibility

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


If you've had knee 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 assess your knee and talk to you about starting to rebuild 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.

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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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