Struggling after an operation or injury to your hip?
If you’ve recently had an injury or operation to your hip, we know you’ll probably feel quite anxious and concerned about regaining strength and movement in it.
You’ll want to know that you’re going to get the support you need to help your hip recover and to get back your independence as fully and quickly as possible.
At Circle Rehabilitation we’re here to support you both physically and emotionally, and to help you regain your independence following an injury or operation to your hip.
We have a purpose-built rehabilitation centre in Reading to help people just like you with their hip recovery, where we’re able to provide world-class care, state-of-the-art facilities and an expert team of dedicated healthcare professionals.
To learn more about how we can help with your hip rehabilitation, please do read on.
Your hip is a ‘ball and socket’ joint. The joint itself is formed where the upper part of your thigh bone (the femur) fits into the part of your pelvis that acts like a socket (this is called the acetabulum).
The structure of your hip joint gives it a good amount of mobility but unfortunately means that it’s also fairly susceptible to wear and tear by a number of means (both injury and bone disease). This wear and tear can cause severe pain and a lack of mobility in your hip.
Two of the most common injuries/problems we see with hips are:
- Hip fracture: these are most common in people over 65, particularly in women suffering from osteoporosis. In younger people it often requires a traumatic injury such as a car accident to generate the force needed to cause a fracture.
- Osteoarthritis: this is the most common type of arthritis in the hip.
Following trauma to a hip, sometimes an operation may be needed to aid healing and recovery. In other cases a disease such as osteoarthritis may cause pain and a loss in mobility to such a degree that a total hip replacement is advised by a doctor.
The structure of your spine means that it has a good deal of strength and stability, but it is still susceptible to damage or injury by a number of means. Any damage or injury in your back can cause severe pain and serious consequences.
Sometimes a problem in the back can cause nerve (neurological) issues, if a nerve is affected. This can present as pain, weakness or loss of feeling in certain parts of the body.
Other times, you may be trying to recover from recent spinal surgery and finding it a big challenge.
Recovering from a hip problem – whether from injury or following surgery – can be challenging, often requiring specialised rehabilitation. That’s where Circle Rehabilitation can help.
While many people who have an operation or injury to the hip can recover fairly quickly, sometime more intensive therapy will be required to help to regain lost strength and mobility.
This rehabilitation can involve physiotherapy, exercise and the use of specialised therapeutic equipment.
Unfortunately though, due to the ever-increasing demand on resources in the healthcare system, many people who require it can find themselves waiting days or weeks to receive any form of hip rehabilitation (this of course means days or weeks of debilitating hip pain and reduced mobility that you just don’t need).
At Circle Rehabilitation in Reading, Berkshire, our two priorities with your hip rehabilitation are to:
- Provide you with the best combination of specialised hip therapies possible to ensure you get your hip strength and mobility back quickly
- To support you emotionally and physically through the rehabilitation process, and to encourage you to achieve the best recovery of your hip function possible
Often, being able to access the right rehabilitation after a hip operation or injury can make a real difference to the extent of your recovery and long-term function.
Although some people will recover quickly from a hip injury or operation, some will need more intense therapy and support to help them regain their independence.
If you’ve recently had an operation or injury to your hip and are now finding yourself struggling to weight bear without problem or finding it difficult to get your sense of balance back, effective and focused hip rehabilitation (sometimes referred to as hip rehab) can be a major factor in helping you to adjust, adapt, recover and regain a level of independence for yourself.
Providing world-class hip rehabilitation in a purpose-designed centre
Circle Rehabilitation is a state-of-the-art world class rehabilitation centre designed with just one aim in mind – to give people like you their independence back following a hip injury or operation as quickly as possible.
We know that if you’re experiencing problems with your back you’ll be anxious about the future (and possibly also concerned about being an additional burden on those you love if you’re now a lot less mobile than you were previously).
If you can begin your hip rehabilitation as soon possible after an injury or operation (and only once you doctor is happy that clinical stability has been achieved), it can help to lower the risk of further complications and improve the chance of restoring full function.
The duration of your hip rehabilitation depends greatly on the nature and severity of the hip problem itself. As a very general guide, at Circle Rehabilitation we tend to have people stay with us for their hip rehab for anything between 3 nights to 14 nights, although this does vary as everyone is different.
As a specialist hip rehabilitation centre, we can offer help with hip recovery that can continue beyond the extremely limited time that most rehabilitation services in an acute setting are able to provide.
What our patients say
“After successful hip replacement surgery in June, I very quickly realised that I needed some help to get me moving properly before returning home. My requirements were (a) an intensive course of physiotherapy, (b) a comfortable private room in a respected hospital or convalescent home, (c) friendly and experienced nurses to look after me, and (d) good food. Surprisingly there is very limited choice of such places available within a 100 mile radius of London. Someone suggested Circle Rehabilitation in Reading, and I booked myself in for a week immediately; this turned out to be one of the best health decisions I have made.
“The Circle is a new hospital on the outskirts of Reading; it specialises in orthopaedics and (taking over the entire second floor) in post-operative rehabilitation. The package includes pretty well everything: accommodation, all food and hot drinks, 24 hour nursing, regular doctor visits and three hours of one-to-one physio daily. All the staff are very friendly and extremely competent. There is a good gymnasium and an anti-gravity machine which helps to get the legs working properly again. After a couple of days I was able to get about with just a stick to aid me, and I took myself off on longish (10,000 steps) walks around the neighbouring housing estates. At the end of my week I felt confident to embark alone on a train journey from London to Gatwick and a flight to Inverness to join my wife and friends on the Isle of Skye. My surgeon is very pleased with my progress.
“I would highly recommend Circle to anyone looking for rehabilitation after their hip replacement.”
Circle Rehabilitation patient following a hip replacement.
If you’re experiencing problems with your hip following recent surgery for an injury, please get in touch with us today to see how we can help you.
Once we’ve spoken with you, your case will be reviewed by one of our specialist hip consultants who will be able to assess your requirements. We deal with all enquiries quickly as we know how important your hip rehabilitation is for you.
If we think we’ll be able to help you with your hip rehabilitation we’ll be in touch to arrange a meeting with you. This can be done at Circle Rehabilitation if you’re close to Reading and able to travel or alternatively we can visit you at home if you’re unable to travel.
If you live a distance away to make an initial visit impractical we can can carry out a phone assessment instead (it should be noted that we have people coming to us for hip rehabilitation from all over the UK. You don’t have to be living in Reading to visit with us and to benefit from our level of care and support).
Having visited with you (or talked with you on the phone), we’ll draw up a comprehensive plan for your hip rehabilitation. This will be tailored specifically to you and based on your requirements and what the best possible treatment and rehabilitation therapy would be for you.
Our highly-specialised and experienced multidisciplinary team will work with you (and anyone who is helping to support you) to ensure you receive the level of help and support you need, all based on best practice and the latest research and medical knowledge in hip rehabilitation.
Circle offers you full support in a comfortable, friendly and relaxed environment. When you visit with us, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the state-of-the-art facilities we offer and the luxurious environment you’ll be in. From the tasty and nutritious meals through to the spacious rooms available you’ll be well looked after from the moment you walk in the main entrance.
All of our hip rehabilitation programmes are built on VAMED’s proven and evidence-based Central European model to help accelerate recovery.
This European model of rehabilitation aims to provide treatment that is both cost-effective and tailored to an individuals requirements, rather than being based on the “one-size-fits-all” approach that is sadly all too common nowadays because of pressures on healthcare resources.
Through out partnership with VAMED, we aim to alleviate the strain on acute hospitals (and the subsequent cost to the taxpayers) by providing specialised rehabilitation of the hip using high-tech equipment and experienced multidisciplinary teams.
This rehabilitation model shifts the role of patients and their families from passive recipients of care to active participants and can enable patients to move back to an independent life as soon as possible.
At Circle Rehabilitation our team will devise an individual treatment plan for you, including up to three hours of personal therapy a day.
We offer state of the art equipment, ample therapy space and care from a highly experienced team of therapists who are led by a rehabilitation consultant.
Your treatment plan is adjusted every day based on how you’re progressing. We measure your progress daily and can adapt the treatment plan as required.
We know that everyone is different and so we’ll make sure that your treatment plan is:
- tailored just for you
- based on up-to-date best practice knowledge
- reviewed daily to ensure you’re making the progress you should be
We know that sometimes staying away from home can be unsettling for people. If you’d like a family member to stay overnight with you, every one of our 15 rooms has a pull-out bed for them to use. We find that many people really appreciate having a family member there for them in the initial stages, as an additional emotional support.
We actively encourage family members to visit and be involved in your rehabilitation as we know how much of a difference it can make. It can help your family to find out firsthand about the exercises you’re doing (and any that you may need to continue to do), and about any lifestyle changes, you may have to consider in the future depending on the extent of your hip problems. They’ll also be able to encourage you when the therapy is more demanding and to celebrate the “little wins” every day with you.
Since we first opened doors at Circle Rehabilitation we’ve developed exceptionally strong relationships with local hospitals (such as the Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital) and with a number of local and national trauma networks (such as the Wessex Trauma Network).
With our powerful combination of advanced rehabilitation technology and equipment, our knowledgeable and experienced staff and our cost-effective ability to deliver personalised, high-quality care, we find that we’re often asked to help ease the burden on these overstretched healthcare resources by helping their patients with their recovery and rehabilitation.
When you have your hip rehabilitation with us, you’ll benefit from our team of highly-specialised and skilled physicians. They work together to ensure you’ll receive the best care, treatment and support possible.
For example, we often find that family members can benefit hugely from talking with our specialist clinical psychologist. Recovering from a hip injury or operation can be challenging for everyone involved, and family members often find that being able to talk with someone about the unique pressures they’re facing is really helpful.
At Circle Rehabilitation we’re not just here for you. We’re here to support you family as well while we all work towards your hip rehabilitation and getting your independence back.