Prior to having a hip replacement, patients will have physical therapy. After the operation, they will work with a physical therapist to strengthen their exercises before returning home. A few days following surgery, the rehabilitation process will continue with home exercises, two to three weekly appointments with physical and occupational therapists, and more.
Rehabilitation starts with performing everyday activities and getting acclimated to regular motions, such as getting out of bed or a chair, and proceeds to practising more challenging tasks, including climbing stairs and getting in and out of a car.
Being able to accomplish these and other jobs effectively depends heavily on muscle strength. This is why strengthening the hip and knee muscles in the legs with resistance training is a major component of rehabilitation.