Hip and knee replacement
Prehab and rehab
Our bespoke Physiotherapy programmes for total knee and hip replacement surgery have helped many people back to full health and wellness. Our ever evolving programmes consider current research and evidence based practices as well as specific advise and guidelines from our trusted consultants. We’re with you every important step of the way from discussing different surgical options, tailoring pre-operative home exercise programmes and providing specific advise so that you can set clear expectations and goals. After the surgery, we’ll help you on every aspect from advise on wound healing, pain management and of course a dedicated exercise program to retire mobility, flexibility, strength and full function. We’re totally committed to helping you get back to doing all the things you want to do in life.
Here’s how it works
1. Prehab programme from 5 weeks before op
This is a crucial phase that often gets neglected. Let us ease your pain, strengthen your muscles and alleviate your concerns.
- we’ll talk about the procedure and what it really entails for you
- we’ll outline the programme for post-operative care
- we’ll get you in as good shape as we can before the operation
- let’s deliver you to the operation date ready for success
2. Post op weeks 0–5
This usually involves some home visits until you’re ready to come to clinic – where we start you on your exercise journey to full health and wellness.
The home visits will involve:
- wound care advice
- home exercise guidance
- mobility and walking re-education
- safety advice
- equipment advice for keeping the joint safe
When you progress to the clinic we’ll start:
- using the exercise bike
- increasing your rehab exercises
- adding some machine-based exercises to get you strong
3. Post op weeks 5–10
You’re now ready to step things up and bring in more strength and conditioning – as we’re now less concerned about the integrity of the hip. So it’s time to start pushing the exercises.
Many of you will be ready to head off and live your life by the end of this third phase. With a strong, safe and functional new joint.
4. Week 10+
This is the bonus phase.
Many of you will be fine after the first 10 weeks. Though do you want to make sure you’re back at your very best? If so, invest in the enhanced strength and conditioning we offer at our clinics – push yourself to be better than you ever were!