Exercises after your Hip Operation

some bed exercises


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For best results after your Hip Operation, it is important you perform the following exercises as prescribed by Dr Singh unless otherwise agreed.


Continue these exercises until otherwise advised by your physiotherapist or Dr Singh.


If you have any questions, or you are not too sure about an exercise to perform contact us.

Exercises after your Hip Operation

Move your ankle slowly round in a large circle. Repeat this several times a day.

Thigh squeezes – with your legs out straight, push the back of your knee firmly into the bed. Hold 5 seconds then relax. Repeat 10 times.

Bottoms squeezes – squeeze buttocks firmly together for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times.

Knee bending – bend and straighten your hip and knee by sliding your foot up and down the bed. Repeat 10 times.

Leg sliding – keep your leg straight and your toes pointing towards the ceiling, slide your operated leg out to the side as far as you can manage, then slide back in. Repeat 10 times.

Leg Lifting – lying on the un-operated side a pillow between your legs and slowly lift your operated leg up towards the ceiling, then down. Remember not to let your leg drop below the pillow and repeat 10 times.

some sitting exercises

Knee straightening – pull your toes up, tighten your thigh muscles and straighten your knee. Hold for 5 seconds, release slowly lower down and repeat 10 times.

Some Standing exercises

Hold onto a firm support. Bring your legs back behind you, keeping your knee straight. Slowly lower down and remember not to lean forward. Repeat 10 times.

Slowly lift your leg sideways, then lower it back to the middle. Keep your body straight throughout the exercise. Repeat 10 times.

Slowly lift your leg in front of you and not pass 90 degrees, you may bend you knee and then lower your leg again. Repeat 10 times.

Stand with your back against the wall with your feet shoulder width apart. Slowly slide your back down the wall allowing your knees to bend to approximately 40 degrees. Now straighten your knees to return to your starting position.