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Table 4 Facility-specific overall objectives for the rehabilitation of THR patients and key exercise therapy components are shown. Agreement is defined when more than 80 % of answers coincided in one of the three combined categories

From: Agreements and disagreements in exercise therapy prescriptions after hip replacement among rehabilitation professionals: a multicenter survey

  Missing Low priority Medium priority High priority
Objectives n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Agreement     
Reducing muscular imbalances 9 (2.9) 29 (9.5) 17 (5.6) 258 (84.9)
Improving mobility 7 (2.2) 30 (9.8) 12 (3.9) 264 (86.3)
Restoring functional gait patterns 7 (2.2) 29 (9.5) 9 (2.9) 268 (87.6)
Recovery of activities of daily living 7 (2.2) 31 (10.1) 23 (7.5) 252 (82.4)
Pain reduction / freedom of pain 5 (1.6) 30 (9.7) 24 (7.8) 254 (82.5)
Strengthening of hip muscles 3 (1.0) 31 (10) 7 (2.3) 272 (87.7)
Disagreement     
Improving balance control 13 (4.2) 26 (8.6) 51 (17.0) 223 (74.3)
Improving core stability 13 (4.2) 24 (8.0) 82 (27.3) 194 (64.7)
Key exercise therapy components     
Agreement     
Gait training 7 (2.2) 26 (8.5) 12 (3.9) 268 (87.6)
Stair climbing 12 (3.8) 27 (8.7) 24 (7.7) 250 (83.1)
Individual physiotherapy 7 (2.2) 28 (9.1) 8 (2.6) 270 (88.2)
Disagreement     
Gym exercises 13 (4.2) 40 (13.4) 66 (22.0) 194 (64.7)
Continuous passive motion 31 (10.0) 110 (39) 60 (21.3) 112 (39.7)
Neuromuscular /sensorimotor training 37 (11.8) 39 (14.1) 64 (23.2) 173 (62.7)
Stretching 21 (6.7) 42 (14.4) 51 (17.5) 199 (68.2)
Water exercises 12 (3.8) 36 (12.0) 49 (16.3) 216 (71.8)
Ergometer cycling 19 (6.1) 52 (17.6) 77 (26.2) 165 (56.1)
Walking exercises 38 (12.1) 149 (54.1) 63 (22.9) 63 (22.9)
Manual therapy 31 (10.0) 83 (29.5) 58 (20.6) 141 (50.0)
Group exercises 16 (5.1) 40 (13.5) 36 (12.1) 221 (74.4)