• Total Knee ReplacementNicholas B Frisch MD Nicholas B Frisch MD

  • Partial Knee ReplacementNicholas B Frisch MD Nicholas B Frisch MD

  • Total Hip ReplacementNicholas B Frisch MD Nicholas B Frisch MD

  • Revision Hip ReplacementNicholas B Frisch MD Nicholas B Frisch MD

  • Revision Knee ReplacementNicholas B Frisch MD Nicholas B Frisch MD

Preoperative Hip Exercise Program

Preoperative Exercise Program

  • If you are currently performing an exercise program, continue doing so.
  • If you are not currently performing an exercise program, you may begin incorporating exercises as directed.
    • If you attempt to perform any of these exercises and they cause pain or discomfort, stop doing them.
  • You may benefit from a session of physical therapy prior to surgery.
    • This session is dedicated to gait training, appropriate use of assist devices you may use after surgery and demonstrating proper technique and form for your exercise program.
  • If there are any questions about the physical therapy programs, either prior to surgery or after surgery, please contact our physical therapy department directly 248.659.0199.

Traditional Hip Exercises

Traditional Hip Exercises

Quadriceps Set

Tighten the muscle on the front of your thigh and push down into the towel under your knee.
Hold 10 Seconds | Repeat 20 Times | 1-3 Sessions/day

Traditional Hip Exercises

Hamstring Set

With your knee bent, push your heel down into the bed as if you are trying to bend your knee. Do not lift your hip off the bed.
Hold 10 Seconds | Repeat 20 Times | 1-3 Sessions/day

Traditional Hip Exercises

Ball/Pillow Squeeze

Place both feet flat on the bed and have your knees bent. Using either a ball or a pillow squeeze your knees together with moderate pressure.
Hold 10 Seconds | Repeat 20 Times | 1-3 Sessions/day

Traditional Hip Exercises

Short Arc Quad

Place a rolled up towel or pillow under your knee then tighten the muscle on the front of your thigh. Your heel should lift up from the bed and your leg should be straight while keeping your knee on the pillow.
Hold 10 Seconds | Repeat 20 Times | 1-3 Sessions/day

Traditional Hip Exercises

Glute Set

While laying on your back, squeeze your buttocks together as tightly as you can.
Hold 10 Seconds | Repeat 20 Times | 1-3 Sessions/day

Traditional Hip Exercises

Heel Slides

Start with the involved leg straight and slide the heel toward the hip until a gentle stretch is felt
Hold 5 Seconds | Repeat 30 Times | 1-3 Sessions/day

Credibility Links

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
  • DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute
  • Michigan Institute for Advanced Surgery Center