Being physically active both before and after surgery can help to improve health outcomes as well as minimising the risk of complications. Those who participate in post-operative rehabilitation may recover faster and therefore be able to return to their normal activities sooner. Our connected health and wellbeing approach allows us to support you with every aspect of your care and recovery, from hospital treatment to personal training and physiotherapy.
What is Recovery Plus?
Recovery Plus is a complimentary 12-week rehabilitation programme for patients that have undergone total hip and knee replacements at Chichester Hospital. The programme focuses on 12 weeks of guided exercise in the state-of-the-art facilities at the Chichester Fitness and Wellbeing Centre. Our experts have specialised training in total hip and knee replacement rehabilitation, so you'll be in safe hands. Your exercise programme will be bespoke, at the right level for you and designed to help you reach your goals. More than just improvements in your fitness, we will help you gain confidence in knowing how to safely keep active.
By helping you actively take control of your health and fitness, Recovery Plus aims to help you achieve a faster, more complete recovery. A successful recovery can help you to return to activities such as walking, driving, swimming, golf and gardening sooner, significantly improving your quality of life.
What happens during the Recovery Plus programme?
Our 12-week Recovery Plus rehabilitation programme includes:
- Five one-to-one sessions with your dedicated Rehabilitation Specialist who will monitor your progress and provide you with a customised exercise programme according to your specific needs
- A comprehensive health check at sessions one and five
- Complimentary access to our Nuffield Health Chichester Fitness and Wellbeing Centre for the duration of your programme with access to all facilities and classes
- Use of the My Therapy app for guided exercise prescription, guidance and tracking
How do I access the Recovery Plus programme?
You will be seen by an inpatient Physiotherapist who will help you with your first steps towards recovery. You will start an exercise programme during your stay and be taught how to deal with everyday activities such as getting up from a chair, walking on crutches and climbing stairs.
After your Operation
You will continue to be seen by an outpatient Physiotherapist who will work with you to set some personalised goals for your rehabilitation. Treatment will focus on restoring movement, reducing pain and swelling, and strengthening the surrounding muscles.
After you have finished physiotherapy, where clinically appropriate, you have the option to be referred by your Physiotherapist into the Recovery Plus programme, consisting of a further 12 weeks of rehabilitation and access to all classes and facilities in our Chichester Fitness and Wellbeing Centre.
If you'd like to learn more about Recovery Plus please fill in the form below and a member of the team will be in touch.
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