Rehab After Hip Surgery

Are you in need of rehab after hip surgery?

Rehab after hip surgery is essential to build up the muscles around your hip and to really improve your walking if it is still a little off or you notice that you are walking with a limp.

You probably also notice that your body is shifted off to one side as you walk due to the pain or habit of trying to keep weight off your painful hip. You might also become increasingly aware of people commenting and staring for a little longer than is comfortable as you make your way around which doesn’t feel nice or instill you with confidence.

The following few paragraphs will give you a fundamental idea of how rehab after hip surgery will help you. The first part will discuss options for people who are waiting for surgery. The second section will discuss rehabilitation options for those who have recently had surgery or for those who are a few months down the line but realise they need to get professional rehab for their hip pain.

Call us on +353 25 35015 to arrange to speak with one of your specialist physiotherapists about rehab after hip surgery or else email us on [email protected] or message us on Facebook. Our team is there to help. 

rehab after hip surgery 

For those people who booked in for hip surgery in the next two to three months.

The research & our clinical experience supports that physiotherapy prescribed exercises before your surgery can significantly help with rehabilitation classes afterwards (ie improved confidence, shorter rehab times & better results). This responsible proactive approach is called ‘ prehabilitation’ (Pre-hab –ili – tation) and helps prepare your body for the surgery. It also helps you to familiarise yourself with a number of exercises that you will be using at various stages after your surgery as some people can find exercises  challenging to do. Prehabilitation is important for both rehab after hip surgery for elderly people and sports people who will be working with our expert sports injury clinic after hip surgery.

As well as the challenge of physically doing the exercises people are in some discomfort and are fearful of doing more damage and often do not engage fully in their exercise programs. This approach can slow down their recovery time and in more severe cases significantly affect one ability to make a full recovery.

What does our Prehabilitation programme involve?

You will be assessed by our physiotherapy team six to eight weeks preoperatively.

Provided with a preoperative exercise programme that is designed to build up strength as well as familiarise you and your body with rehab after hip surgery, some of which will be used in the early to middle stages of your exercise programme after your hip surgery.

Our clients really see the benefit of this approach because not only has it been shown to improve people’s recovery after hip surgery, but clients report feeling much more confident doing these exercises in the days & weeks immediately after the operation as they are familiar and the body knows what to do.  This is due to the pre-op exercises they did beforehand. As the saying goes ‘be proactive not reactive’.

Call us on +353 25 35015 to arrange to speak with one of your specialist physiotherapists or else email us on [email protected] or message us on Facebook. Our team is there to help you with a full spectrum of specialist treatments to complement your rehab after hip surgery like dry needling and physio pilates.


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