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Total Hip Replacement – rehab exercises

Sep 6, 2019

Exercises after a Total Hip Replacement

We have been seeing more and more patients coming through our private physiotherapy clinics in Havant and Rowlands Castle who are struggling with pain, stiffness and walking after having a hip replacement.

Patients we see have been given exercises to do but limited guidance about how to do them, how many to do and how to progress on when they feel easy.

We sit down with every patient to discuss goals, what they want to be able to achieve, then we provide a full assessment looking at movement, strength, balance, we also look to see if there are any areas of muscle tension/tightness.

Here are some exercises to do post total hip replacement (THR).

Please be aware of your body and take advice from your GP before exercising or send an email to (enquiries@physio-logical.net) for advice and guidance. When exercising do not push into sharp pain.

Hip Exercises

½ Bridging Exercise

  • Start with your back and arms flat on the mat, knees bent and feet planted on the floor.
  • Proceed to slowly raise your hips until your trunk and thighs are aligned.
  • Hold for 10 seconds, repeat 10 times, 2 times a day

 

Hip Flexion (standing)

  • Hold onto a work surface
  • Lift one of your knees up towards your chest, repeat on the other side
  • Repeat 10 times, 2 times a day

 

 

Hip Extension (standing)

  • Keep your knee straight and move your leg backwards,
  • Don’t lean forwards.
  • Hold onto a chair or work surface for support.
  • Repeat 10 times, 2 times a day

 

 

Hip Abduction (standing)

  • Lift your leg sideways, keeping your toes pointing forwards.
  • Also keep your body straight and upright
  • Hold onto a chair or work surface for support.
  • Repeat 10 times, 2 times a day

 

If you have had a total hip replacement and are still struggling with pain or stiffness and are still not back doing what you want to, or are not sure what exercises you should be doing, then please get in contact with us so we can help you. Email enquiries@physio-logical.net, call 07835 712306 or book online.

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