Occupational Therapy Hip Care Tips
- for six weeks after your operation
Avoid sitting in the bath for the first six - eight weeks. If
you do not have a shower we will order a bath board
for you and you will be instructed how to get in and out of
We can arrange for you to have a high shower stool in order to take weight off the operated leg and to reduce the chance of falling
To get into a car put your bottom on the seat and swing your feet into the car.
Stairs NB Good leg (leads) up to heaven. Bad leg (leads down) to hell.
Check with your surgeon before restarting active sports or hobbies ie cycling, gardening, bowls.
Ensure any sexual activity does not place any strain on your operated hip and that your hip
doesn’t bend greater than 90º for at least three months post-operatively.
If you require assistance with meal preparation and/or home help ask your hospital nurse.
If you need advice on equipment contact us at Therapy Professionals as our friendly Occupational Therapist can help. Just contact us:
Phone: 03 377 5280