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Physical Therapy Exercise Guides for Hip and Knee Replacements

Download these physical therapy guides and workout schedules to start your recovery at home!
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Hip Replacement Home Therapy Exercises

Get step-by-step instructions along with photos of exercises you can do in the 12 weeks after your hip surgery. This physical therapy program is divided into three phases starting with warm ups and gradually expanding into strengthening, endurance and balance. Download and print the guide.

Hip Exercise Schedule Worksheet

Keep track of your hip workouts and record your progress. Download and print the schedule.

Knee Replacement Home Therapy Exercises

Get step-by-step instructions along with photos of exercises you can do in the 12 weeks after your knee surgery. This physical therapy program is divided into three phases starting with warm ups and gradually expanding into strengthening, endurance and balance. Download and print the guide.

Knee Exercise Schedule Worksheet

Keep track of your knee workouts and record your progress. Download the schedule.

Low Back Pain Exercises

Low back pain is a common condition in people who have hip and/or knee arthritis. Due to a change in the way you walk and potentially limited motion of an arthritic joint, a bad hip or knee can lead to or aggravate back pain. Similarly, if you have had a hip or knee replacement, the increased activity and demands during recovery can exacerbate low back pain. Download and print this a general low back conditioning program covering several exercises to keep your muscles working properly.

Pes Anserine Knee Bursitis Exercises

Pes anserine bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa around the knee tendons and shinbone. When the small sacs of fluid called bursa become irritated, they can swell and put pressure on the knee, causing pain. It is typically caused by overuse of the joint and is common in athletes, particularly runners, and in patients with osteoarthritis. Download and print this conditioning program covering several exercises and stretches to help relieve pain.

This article has been written and peer reviewed by the AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee and the AAHKS Evidence Based Medicine Committee. The lead author is Matthew W. Bullock, DO, MPT.

Links to these pages or content used from the articles must be given proper citation to the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

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