Let’s get real with those hips! So you’re about to have hip surgery. In your mind you’re thinking all I have to do is get my surgery out of the way. A little bit of rehab after, and that’s it! Come on get real! Your body is not like a car, you don’t just replace parts and expect it to run terrific after. As much as hip surgery is routine there is still a lot of work involved in the rehab. You must first rehab your mind, change your dish.
With this new hip you now have an opportunity to go places and do a lot of things that you weren’t able to do with the old hip. Hip replacement should not be a jail sentence. This experience can turn out very good, or sometimes not so good. It depends on your attitude. When I’m helping someone with their hip rehab, we first commit to being progressive with our exercise routine.
Let’s talk about some of the things we can do to help speed up this recovery. Challenge your stability, by doing more unilateral exercise to help develop lower body strength. Training one arm or a leg at a time creates instability. The muscles in your core will then compensate by firing. It can be overwhelming when thinking about all the progress you need to make. But just keep it simple go slow.
If you didn’t have stretching as part of your routine before hip surgery, then it’s time to get real. If your having trouble with an old replacement. Symptoms like stiffness, weakness, etc… then YOU need to get real also. Don’t be stuck, let me help you. Trust me maintaining a regular stretch routine will help you to a speedy recovery and maintain the health of your new hip. Keep your program attainable and continue to nourish the dish with a positive attitude.