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.
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