How to get started - for hip and knee replacement
When you're ready to make a change, having options and choosing what's right for you is important. Click on our opportunities below to find out more… and don't forget, these will also be available following your surgery to help you rehabilitate and create an active and healthier future with your new joint!
In the Surgery Toolkit you'll find tailor-made, follow-along exercise routines for hip, shoulder and knee replacement, as well as full body workouts to help you maintain overall fitness.
You can also explore personal stories and advice from those living with arthritis who have been through joint replacement surgery, and tips on keeping active from a physiotherapist.
SASP and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust have together developed this Fit for Surgery and Beyond exercise video and handout which can be completed at home.
Please remember to warm up the body for at least 5 minutes before starting these exercises. A warm up may include marching on the spot or in the chair, using the arms to raise the heart rate and increase the breathing rate. This should be repeated (more gentle and slower) at the end of the programme to cool down and allow the muscles and breathing to recover. Stretching the muscles before finishing helps to minimise any post-exercise soreness while helping to maintain or even improve mobility.
Below you will find a handout containing very simple exercises which you can do in the comfort of your own home, these are great for getting started with movement or topping up your exercises when you find 5 minutes in your day.
Other opportunities to get moving with SASP
We, here at SASP, have a variety of programmes available that offer flexibility in how you get involved as you look to get fit for surgery and beyond.
Lianne Clarke (she/her)
Health Development Manager
- 01823 653990