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Joint and Hip Replacement Rehab

Joint and Hip Replacement Rehab

 

Recovering from hip replacement surgery can take months. Most patients find the pain overwhelming. After the procedure, they must follow a set of rules to prevent dislocation. The sooner you start physiotherapy, the better. Your therapist will recommend a series of exercises to help you regain strength and mobility. You will learn how to climb the stairs, get in and out of bed, and take a shower after joint replacement, how to reduce pain, and what exercises to avoid.

 

What to Expect after Hip Replacement Surgery

 

Your new hip prosthesis resembles a ball and socket joint where the pelvis meets the femur. These components are made of plastic, metal, or ceramics and polyethylene. Even though surgery doesn’t involve cutting muscles, your range of motion will be limited. With proper care, you should be able to walk normally within three weeks.

 

A physical therapist can show you how to use a cane or walkers during the first week. He will also prescribe you upper limb exercises to maintain your fitness. Patients will learn about muscular relaxation, extension of the feet and toes, and static contractions of the quadriceps. These simple measures help reduce edema and improve cardiac function post surgery.

 

Physiotherapy Rehabilitation after Joint or Hip Replacement

 

During the first post operative week, we teach patients progressive weight bearing exercises, resistance exercises, and active/passive mobilizations that boost range of motion. Our training plan improves the fixation of the prosthesis and helps preserve bone tissue. It also improves recovery time and eases pain.

 

Adequate physiotherapy treatment is a major part of the successful outcome following hip surgery. Our mission is to help you restore normal movement patterns and optimal mobility. Your rehabilitation plan will include a mix of home and gym based exercises, manual therapy, and advice on self-management techniques. Our team will assess your muscle and joint strength, explain the correct post operative exercises, and teach you the best strategies for a successful recovery.