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Are the exercises in your Keep Moving sheet applicable to people who have had joint replacements?

Q) Are the exercises in your Keep moving sheet applicable to people who've had joint replacements? Are there any other more specific exercises you could suggest?
Mrs Chambers, Sidcup, Kent (Summer 2008) 

A) The exercises given in the Keep Moving leaflet are good, all-round exercises for joint health and fitness. Some of these will be helpful for specific joint replacements but they're really not especially designed for this purpose. At the time of the joint replacement you should have been given specific exercises by a physiotherapist. If you've mislaid these then ask to see a physiotherapist again. The exercises will vary according to the joint replaced.

Download our Keep moving exercise sheet (1.66 MB)

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