Even before you leave the hospital, you’ll start your physiotherapy. The goal is to improve your muscle strength, increase the movement in your hip joint, protect your new hip joint and return to the activities you did before surgery through regular exercise and walking.

female physiotherapist working with male patient
man learning to walk again after hip surgery

Whilst Still in Hospital, Your Physiotherapy will involve:

  • Exercising to reduce your risk of complications
  • Exercising to get your new hip joint moving well
  • Exercising to strengthen your muscles
  • Teaching you the easiest and safest ways to move and walk with walking aids
  • Showing you how to get in and out of bed and up and down stairs
  • Helping you feel confident about being at home
older man getting nurse assistance to use walker

After Going Home, your Physiotherapy will involve:

  • Maximising the movement of your new hip joint
  • Improving muscle strength
  • Getting you to walk normally
  • Activity to improve your balance
  • Upgrading your home exercise program
  • Improving your general fitness
  • Giving ongoing education and advice
  • Helping you to meet your goals and return to your favourite activities

The first few months after surgery involve significant commitment, motivation and hard work on your part to get your hip joint and muscles working properly. In general, the more actively you participate, the quicker your recovery will be.


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