Hi @mamie – I have not had a hip replacement but have had two knee replacements. In both cases my orthopedic surgeon started PT in the hospital and continued immediately upon release from the hospital. However, he ordered in-home PT until I was able to drive.. which was 2 or 3 weeks. Again, I can't speak to what is normal PT for hip replacement. I wonder if you could ask your doctor about changing your orders to in-home therapy – especially since you are so far away?