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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is my appointment
Initial physiotherapy appointments will take up to 60 minutes to allow time for your therapist to take a detailed history. Follow up appointments are either 45 or 60 minutes long, depending on the goal.
What will my appointment involve?
Your physiotherapist will ask you a variety of questions at the start so we can agree on the best course of treatment for you. After this, a full assessment of movement, muscle power, walking pattern analysis and various other measures may be taken. An updated home exercise programme will be provided at the end of each session.
What should I wear for physiotherapy?
Your physiotherapist will need to take a detailed look at the treatment area so wearing light clothing is recommended.
How many appointments will I need?
There is no set number. This will be guided by your physiotherapist after a detailed initial assessment. A 10% discount will be applied to a block booking of x5 follow up appointments.
What typical problems do post op clients have?
There are many aspects to having surgery, and not all of these are discussed with you pre operatively. As well as the obvious physical effects, you may be aware of changes in mood during this challenging time. We are here to answer any worries or concerns you may have and help motivate you along the way.
Do I need to be referred by my doctor?
If you are going to be paying for treatment yourself, then there is no need to go to your GP first. If you will be using private medical insurance, please check your policy as some companies require a GP referral before they will cover your treatment.
Can I book through my insurance company?
Post Op Home Physio is recognised by most of the major insurance companies. To proceed with treatment we would require your policy number and authorisation code.
Will my physiotherapist be registered and insured?
There are many benefits of having physio after surgery at home rather than in a clinic:

  • We can come to you for physio in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you
  • There are no travel or parking costs
  • We can assess your function in an environment that is familiar to you
  • We can work on the functional goals that matter to you
How can physio at home help after a total hip replacement?
  • Increasing the range of movement of the hip
  • Improving the strength of the muscles around the hip
  • Reducing the need for walking aid
  • Improving balance
  • Improving confidence
  • Assistance to return to normal activities
How can physio at home help after a total knee replacement?
  • Increasing the range of movement of the knee
  • Improving the strength of the muscles around the knee
  • Reducing the need for walking aid
  • Improving balance
  • Improving confidence
  • Assistance to return to normal activities
What types of surgeries are common for our physios to see?
  • London home physio for total knee replacement (TKR)
  • London home physio for total hip replacement (THR)
  • London home physio for arthroscopy
  • London home physio for menisectomy
  • London home physio for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL)
  • London home physio for shoulder replacement
  • London home physio for revision of joint replacement
  • London home physio for spinal fusion
  • London home physio for debridement
  • London home physio for internal fixation
How long will it be before I feel normal after a hip or knee replacement?
You should be able to stop using your crutches or walking frame and resume normal leisure activities 6 weeks after your surgery. However, it may take up to 3 months for pain and swelling to settle down. It can take up to a year for any leg swelling to disappear. Your new joint will continue to recover up to 2 years after your operation. This also depends on your activity levels prior to surgery. There is no exact recovery time and your physiotherapist will assess your individual goals after your initial appointment.
When can i drive again after a hip or knee replacement?
You can resume driving when you can flex your hip or knee enough to get in and out of a car and control the car properly, including an emergency stop. However, you must seek approval from your consultant or GP.
What can I do to look after my new joint after a replacment surgery?
  • Rest and elevate the leg to reduce any swelling and inflammation
  • Use your walking aids but aim to gradually decrease the amount you rely on them as your leg feels stronger
  • Keep up your exercises daily to help prevent stiffness and do not force your knee
  • Do not put a pillow under your knee when sleeping after a total knee replacement as this can result in a permanently bent knee
  • Wear supportive shoes / slippers

Post Op Home Physio

86-90 Paul St,
Shoreditch
London
EC2A 4NE

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We cover all London boroughs and appointments can be made by calling us on 0203 962 0757 however if you have anything you'd like to discuss prior to booking just email us at info@postophomephysio.com or send us a message using the contact form and we'll be in touch asap!

Post Op Home Physio
86-90 Paul Street,
Hackney, London
EC2A 4NE

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