What is a Hip Chair?
Hip chairs are chairs specifically built to be rehabilitative for those recovering from hip surgery. The seat is higher than a traditional chair because those recovering need to eliminate flexing their hip. The high seat allows you to sit down and safely get out of the chair while removing weight from the hip.
Hip replacement chairs also work well for other conditions, like those who experience hip and knee arthritis or other health infirmities that make it difficult to sit or stand.
Hip chairs can be used for everyday use though some are specifically designed to be in the shower.
Caregivers for seniors can also experience benefits from hip chairs. The assistance required for a loved one is less when using a chair designed for the ease of up and down. And using a hip chair in the shower limits the movement and energy required by the caregiver to bath the senior.
Why Get a Hip Replacement Chair?
Even though hip surgery is a relatively standard procedure, everyone’s recovery varies. It is your body; why not take the best care of it possible?
Doctors recommend rehabilitation after surgery and using the right tools can limit your healing time. Purchasing a hip replacement chair will ensure comfort and mobility as your body does its job.
Many hip replacement chairs are also portable, so you can take them with you when you go out to eat or meet with friends. Staying within your comfort level allows you to enjoy your time and maintain positive relationships with others.
Using a hip chair designed for the shower will also reintroduce some independence and dignity after the surgery. You will feel confident getting in and out of the bathtub and be able to clean yourself in a stable, anti-slip chair.
If you are a caregiver, having a hip replacement chair will make your job easier. Plus, you know the person you care for will be comfortable and safe.
If you are not ready to invest in a chair or have a chair but would like a more portable option, there are also cushions designed to assist with hip surgery recovery. These cushions add height to chairs and improve the comfort while taking stress off your joints.