What You Need To Know About Hip Replacement Surgery
DO YOU NEED A HIP REPLACEMENT?
In my video series you will discover:
- A Full set of powerful pre- and post-op exercises
- How to recover from your surgery as quickly as possible
- What to do before & after surgery, with valuable tips From a senior personal trainer to make your recovery a breeze
Video 1: Before Your Surgery
Prehabilitation for hip replacement surgery
In this video, I explain the questions that you need to ask and have answered before your coming surgery.
Next, I will show you the 15 exercises you can do before your hip replacement surgery to strengthen and prepare your joint. Get your leg/hip connection in shape prior to surgery, while you still have the strength.
Video 2: After Your Surgery
Rehabilitation and Avoiding Common Misconceptions
In this video, I will show you how to do things with an artificial hip without dislocating it. The doctor gave me a few things that I should avoid. Doctors are not physiotherapists, and physiotherapists are not experienced trainers.
- Learn how to get in and out of bed or a car seat without pain or injury (I did it the wrong way and popped an important staple).
- Discover an important technique for sitting in a comfortable chair without a cushion, without damaging your new hip.
- Understand how to achieve a comfortable night’s sleep, even with frequent urinating. I can sleep well on all sides, with no problem.
- Learn to obey the 90 degree rule to keep your new hip intact.
- With my instructions, you will be able to bend over to retrieve an object from the floor without causing a dislocation the way a regular bend at the waist will do.
- Avoid going beyond 45 degrees in another direction that could cause injury.
- Understand the importance of taking your operating surgeon’s advice for the first two weeks, and laying low to let your muscles and connective tissue recover.
- I will NOT show you how you can trim the toe nails of your injured leg (impossible), without causing further damage (free tip: get a pedicure).
- Listen to your physiotherapist for some rehabilitation exercises and stretches you probably didn’t know about.
- Learn why I chose fitness machines at a commercial gym to condition my injured hip rather than trying to perform the prehabilitation exercises.