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Success with Recovery is Directly Proportional to the Work You Put In

May 30, 2024

3 big lessons from my hip replacement at 47:
1. Having a medical/health advocate to ask a million questions is ESSENTIAL
2. The medical system is why we have an opioid addiction epidemic
3. Success with recovery is directly proportional to what you put into it


To my surprise, it’s very common for the orthopedic surgeon to only prescribe walking after a total hip replacement. You have to specifically ask for physical therapy prescriptions with many doctors.

I of course, asked for physical therapy in PREPARATION for, ANS as RECOVERY for my total hip replacement. I realize the population that usually gets hip replacements is an older demographic, however, I know many people in their 70s who are very active and do way more than walking.

In regards to tissue healing? Scar tissue is something that keeps growing if it has the environment to do so. Massage and mobility are key to prevent problems with scar tissue.

Another big point to remember is that just because your insurance stops paying for physical therapy, it doesn’t mean that you are finished with the strength work. I would say you need to take the mindset that you will need some sort of strength work for the rest of your life.

Massage + Strength + Movement is the lifestyle....get after it!

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