Hip Replacement

Frequently Asked Questions

17. What does physical therapy after hip replacement involve?

Later in the day after your surgery or the following day, physical therapists will begin to teach you exercises to help your recovery. A day or two after surgery, you will be allowed to sit on the edge of the bed and stand and walk with help.

A physical therapist will teach you exercises to strengthen the hip muscles and help you safely do daily activities. Because your new hip's range of motion is more limited than that of a natural hip, it is important to use proper techniques for activities such as sitting and bending, to avoid injuring your new hip.