For both Total hip and hip surface replacement the physical therapy that is required is minimal. The physical therapist will get you out of bed the day after surgery and you will take a few steps. They will teach you some easy exercises and walk with you daily. By the time you leave the hospital three to four days after surgery , you will be able to get in and out of bed and a chair on your own. You will be able to walk with a walker or crutches bearing some weight on your operative leg. The exercises are very easy to do on your own and you will not need the help of a physical therapist to perform then at home. After six weeks we advance our program of exercises and give you detailed written instruction and pictures to guide you. Again , it is rare to require a physical therapist to carry these out properly. After three months you should be ready to proceed to work outs at a standard athletic center. All restrictions are lifted after six months.