Moving again after surgery, especially hip surgery can be very challenging. Physical therapy needs to adhered to strictly to ensure a full rehabilitation. Thankfully there are many hip and core exercises that will help you regain full function.
A hip replacement is an extremely serious operation and all the advance from medical professionals should be followed before you start to formulate your own plan to strengthen the hip further. Once the more physiotherapy based movements have been perfected, strengthen the hip using strength training will be very beneficial. Initially these simple but effective movements will be great to move your recovery in the right direction.
Reducing tightness from the surgery will be of great relief, movement is a great way to increase blood flow to this area of the body and reduce the sensation of tightness that might be appearing.
Regaining range of motion through the hip is crucial to arriving at full health. This can be helped substantially by improving core strength as the hip stabilisers are an important part of the core musculature.
Regaining strength in the hip will not only increase function of the hip joint but also prevent any issues occurring in the future.
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You need to have a full plan outlined by a physiotherapist that will involve movements like the ones above but are specific to your body and situation.
There are no “best exercises”, everything is context dependant and specific to someones goals and situations. The most important adaptation from an exercise is balance and core stability, whilst regaining full range of motion. Thankfully there are many different exercise which can create this adaptation.
Again, it’s really depends on the severity of the operation, the individual involved and a number of other factors. Your physiotherapist will be able to give you specific advice tailored to your situation.