Care UK's free Pocket Physio app is an easy to use guide to the physiotherapy exercises you need to do to prepare for, and recover from, hip or knee replacement surgery as well as foot and hand surgery.
The app provides videos and text instructions on pre- and post-operative physio exercises, enabling you to establish a strong exercise regime before surgery that you can also continue afterwards, helping you to make a speedy recovery. You can even plan your own physio exercise regime using the reminder function.
Pocket Physio includes advice on hip precautions, breathing exercises, self-assessment, managing pain, and walking with a frame or crutches. There are also techniques to make dressing, bathing and getting in and out of vehicles easier as you recuperate.
Pocket Physio is provided for free by Care UK, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of health and social care services. Care UK works closely with the NHS to deliver high quality healthcare services, reducing waiting times and giving the patient a greater level of choice.
Care UK delivers more than 50 dedicated NHS services throughout the UK. We treat more than a million patients every year and we use the same governance and accountability procedures and standards and measures of success as the NHS.