Total Hip Replacement In-Clinic Therapy

Following your hip replacement surgery, your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation on the first day to assess where you are in the healing process after surgery. The physical therapist will create a plan of care to address your specific deficits and limitations while maintaining your surgical precautions until cleared by your surgeon.

The following is what your PT sessions might look like:

    • Stationary bike to warm up musculature and increase circulation.
    • Anti-gravity treadmill to restore a normal gait pattern (walking pattern) 
    • Balance exercises: single leg stance, tandem on firm and uneven surfaces, ball toss
    • Functional activities such as sit to stand, ascending/descending stairs, and gait sequencing to decrease any abnormal walking pattern
    • Hip strengthening exercises, such as side stepping and 3 way straight leg raises
    • Soft tissue mobilization to lower extremity musculature that may be tight and overactive
    • Modalities like an ice pack and electrical stimulation to manage pain and inflammation

Disclaimer:  The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care.  Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.

To request an appointment for a free consultation before your potential Total Hip Replacement, click here or call directly to one of our three locations during regular business hours:

Cool Springs: 615-224-9810
Shelbyville: 931-684-0027
Spring Hill: 931-489-2022

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