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Exercises to help you recover – Phase 2 exercises

Generally, you will start doing phase 2 exercises 6 weeks after your surgery, after you have seen your surgeon or physiotherapist. This allows for normal healing after surgery.

Exercise is important after surgery to make your new hip stronger and more flexible and to help prevent blood clots. The exercises may feel uncomfortable at first, but exercising will help you get back to your everyday activities sooner.

Your healthcare team may suggest you add some or all of the exercises below to the ones you were doing before surgery (phase 1 exercises).

Your healthcare team will tell you how often to do the exercises, how many times to repeat each exercise, and how much force or pressure you can put on your new hip.

It is important to do these exercises on your surgical leg. If you are able, you can do the exercises on both legs. Make sure not to force your new hip into a position that causes you pain or discomfort.

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