Pilates for Injuries
Hip replacement is a major surgery that can have a profound impact on the life of the patient. A skilled surgeon, good rehabilitation and a structured post rehabilitation exercise regime can have tremendous benefits and make the recovery process a success.The White House Pilates approach and the attention to form and detail applied in this method, are wonderful for clients in the post-rehabilitative state. It helps to ensure that their injury will not have a negative impact on their posture and alignment. This is very important in helping the client live pain free.
WHP has a proven record with helping people live pain free after total hip replacement.We recommend post-rehabilated Hip clients attend 2 private sessions a week. In the sessions we will emphasize on the Principles of Pilates. With the proper alignment and balanced muscle development you may find yourself walking around a little taller after a total hip replacement. Your risk of hip re-injury will be significantly reduced. Don't let a bad hip injury take over your life. White House Pilates studios can help you find that beautiful, active and joyful life. It is important to remember Pilates will need to become a lifestyle for your post hip replacement.
Recently, a strong emphasis has been placed on establishing rehabilitation protocols after primary total hip and knee arthroplasty in an attempt to shorten, improve, and standardize the postoperative period of recovery. Less invasive surgical techniques, patient demands, and the pressure of insurance regulations have forced postoperative rehabilitation to be placed on an expedited scale. With these concerns in mind, Read more..
Rehabilitaion Benefits of Pilates
According to Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, who coined the word "boomeritis," baby boomers who subjected their bodies to hard-core exercise may be susceptible to hip and other types of injuries, which may eventually require hip replacement surgery. One can speculate that it was not the intensity, but the mindlessness of these exercises that caused the injuries. In contrast, Pilates originally gave his technique the name Contrology, which implies controlled, mindful movements. Since hip replacement post-operative exercise has a number of contraindications, the controlled movements of Pilates exercise are often helpful. Read more
Pilates & Total Hip Replacement
A total hip replacement (THR) is a common orthopaedic surgical procedure. It is generally necessary when a hip is diagnosed with osteoarthritis by X-ray or MRI and the individual experiences persistent pain. The client will probably complain of pain in the groin radiating down the anterior aspect of the thigh sometimes also effecting the knee especially when weight bearing & gait. They also present with limited movement of the hip with rotation abduction & adduction.THR can also be performed following trauma to the hip resulting in fracture to the neck of femur or also with congenital hip formation. Read more
The Ultimate Pilates Guide to Hip and Knee Replacements
The number of hip and knee replacements has increased by 84% in the past decade making these surgeries the 12th most common inpatient procedures in 2010. Due to the nature of a Pilates workout, it is the perfect program to facilitate recovery after hip/knee surgery.
Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for a total or partial hip and knee replacement. Just in the United States alone osteoarthritis affects 13.9% of adults ages 25 and up and 33.6% of those 65 and up (according to CDC statistics.)
In general, 9 out of 10 people experience dramatic pain relief after a replacement but living with an artificial joint poses new challenges. Some people going in for surgery expect that they will be able to use their new artificial joint just like a natural one but without all the pain. After working with several clients both before and after a replacement I can see that getting used to a new joint takes time and a whole new approach to movement.
Pilates is the ultimate rehabilitation workout for these clients. Prior to surgery they lived with pain for many years, sometimes even decades. This pain created compensation strategies in their bodies that won’t be fixed by simply replacing the joint. Even though the pain is gone now, the body is still used to moving as if it were protecting the painful area. Plus the limited range of motion in the joint as well as the “unnatural” sensation experienced by some of the post-replacement population makes regular daily activities as well as traditional exercise more challenging and sometimes even dangerous.
Pilates offers just the right approach to rebuild balanced movement patterns in the body as well as maximize the benefits of the artificial joint.
Several experienced Pilates instructors and studio owners share their advice on working with the clients before and after hip and knee surgeries. These answers will be of particular interest to Pilates instructors working with this population as well as to Pilates students who experience hip/knee problems or are rebuilding their strength after a replacement.More Info