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What kind of physical therapy is needed after hip surgery?

After hip surgery, a patient can expect to do both in-hospital and in-home physical therapy.

After hip surgery, improving flexibility and strength is the mainstay of physical therapy. Physical therapy following hip surgery can start with things as simple as working on transferring from a bed to a chair.

There are many types of hip surgery. One of the most common is a hip joint replacement. Following hip replacements, physical therapy can be extremely helpful in the healing process. Stiffness and muscle weakness are very common following any joint replacement which is why physical therapy is so important. The exercises and stretches recommended by the therapist depend on the strength and baseline of the person.

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