This is a circuit-based class which aims to improve range of movement and strength.
Its aim is to:
- Improve mobility from two- to one-stick
- Work on gait re-education, and strength and balance
- Improve confidence
- Remind patients of hip precautions
The class is open to patients post-surgery following total hip replacements (THR), hemiarthoplasty or cannulated screws following hip fracture and arthroscopic hip resurfacing.
Tuesdays, 10.30pm-11:30pm (10.15am start for new patients)
After your operation, you will be seen by a physiotherapist on the ward.
They can refer you into the class directly or you may be referred in following your clinic review in the JAC Clinic at six weeks or one year post surgery.
You could also be referred into the class by your GP or physiotherapist if your surgery was less than two years ago.
What to expect
You will attend the class once a week, for up to eight weeks
The class is led by a physiotherapist and a rehabilitation assistant.
On your first session you will be asked to complete a questionnaire to assess your function; this will also be completed on your last session to assess the improvement.
If you are still struggling after the eight weeks, you can be referred to see a physiotherapist on a one-to-one basis.
Exercises to do at home
This is a short video containing advice and exercises following your total hip replacement:
If you have any concerns, please contact the Physiotherapy Department.