Exercise is a specific and effective treatment for many knee and hip problems.
Strength in the muscles around a damaged knee or hip will help recovery. When you have knee or hip replacement surgery, your surgeon should suggest that you do physical rehabilitation post op.
A key part of your recovery is a regular exercise program. When you build up strength in the muscles around your new joint, it will help you get back to your normal activities. In order to restore normal movement in your joint you will want to build up strength not only in the joint but also in the surrounding muscles which support your joint.
A physiotherapist may give you exercises to work on during sessions and show you how to strengthen your muscles. These will help you improve your range of motion in the joint.
At Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic you can work with our therapist as well as learn to do exercises on your own.