Hip Replacement :: Anyone Tried Alexander Technique After Op?

Jan 11, 2016

I know I am not sitting properly at the computer and it must be affecting my hip. Am 5 1/2 weeks post-op.

Have been thinking about when my daughter was in her teens and playing viola at an elite school. She got some tendonitis and went to Alexander Technique. One of the things the guy taught her was how to "sit on your sit bones".

It made me think it might be worthwhile exploring as a post-op therapy. Just wondering if anyone has tried it...

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Ugh, it's terrible, as much as I like more lip volume I hate the imbalance soooo much! I've had social anxiety and body dysmorphic symptoms for ages and this issue is really just too hard for me to deal with on top of those things....I'm always worried that not only I'm going to say something wrong out of nervousness people are focusing on my mouth when I talk. My pupils are two diff sizes due to an accident but now I don't even worry about that like I used to. I'm clueless about how to proceed and also I can't talk about this sort of thing with husband bc I don't him then focusing in too much as well. He already hates that I got the treatment in the first place since I came back n surprised him with it two years ago now.

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Just a little apprehensive because of the lack of evidence regarding the effectiveness of this technique so I wondered if anyone has ever tried EFT or hypnotherapy and could advise/give a little insight into how effective/not effective they felt it was? 

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I was given the physio exercises, which I do every day, but was given no indication of how far I should be walking or if I should go on when I get pain.  Just wondered what your thoughts are on this.

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Hip Replacement :: What Movements Are Okay?

I had a right hip replacement 3 weeks ago and my surgeon gave me very little guidance on what was and wasn't okay.  He told me not to do any "leg lifts".  I was told that I didn't have to worry about the 90 degree rule (and yet, I do).  I have a physical therapist who comes to my home twice a week but all he has told me is "don't pivot" on that leg.  After 3 weeks, I'm not experiencing much pain (and when I do it's in odd places, like my knee or my foot).  I am now able to sleep on my "good" side using an abduction pillow.  

Yesterday, I saw a physician's assistant (not my surgeon) for a post-op visit and I pressed him as to what activities were okay and not okay.  He only told me "don't do it if it hurts".  That advice is singularly unhelpful.  I am comfortable turning my foot in and out but is it okay?  I'm comfortable bending over but is it okay?  I have no trouble lifting my leg onto the bed but should I continue lifting it with my hands?  The information I've found on the internet covers the first couple of weeks after surgery then there seems to be nothing between that and 6 months later when you can "resume normal activities."  I'm frustrated and perplexed without any guidance.  I'm worried that I could injure myself and have to have corrective surgery - and I'd rather be shot than have to go through that again and have to go back into the hospital!

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There was some water on the tiles in the bathroom, I didn't see it, and I have slipped and fallen, not very badly, but my operated leg skidded from underneath me, and a horrible pain shot through my hip. I am fine I think, shaky but fine. I know I haven't dislocated my hip, as I can still stand on it and walk, but the whole hip area is very painful, as well as my lower calf area. My groin especially feels bad why would that hurt so much? I feel quite shocked too...I was dreading this moment, which must come at some point to most of us.

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