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Heal Your Hips: How to Prevent Hip Surgery -- and What to Do If You Need It Paperback – June 14, 1999
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After going through the motions of x-rays/bone scans/MRIs, and dealing with the prospects of AVN, early hip replacement, and a young conventionally trained orthopedic surgeon, that worked for a large California HMO (the mane starts with a K) I decided to research alternatives to an open procedure, that the K-suregeon was more than ready to perform, which may or may not have helped me, but would've guaranteed me a long recovery and allot of pain.
That's when I found Dr. Klapper. He evaluated my condition, felt I had a good case of arthritis setting in, among other things, and that I'd be a candidate for arthroscopic surgery to clean up the hip joint, and relieve the pain further. But before he'd agree to that he insisted that I go to PT, and purchase his very inexpensive book to see how much it would help heal the hip in a non-invasive manner.
With no exaggeration, by the 3rd time I'd gone through what I thought were the most benign, SIMPLE land exercises I started to regain stability in my hip which had been killing me with every step, kept me close to home, stopped me from venturing too far from the car, and worrying me for months on end.
It's been 5 months of work outs now and I'm getting more, and more back to normal after every workout. Though I will still have the scope surgery performed, I can't praise this book enough on how it helped me regain mobility, strength, and brought back my confidence. If you have a hip problem, BUY THIS BOOK, it gave me back a HUGE chunk of my normal active life style.
The explanation of the different types of hip diseases was very informative and it gave me a full appreciation of what I was dealing with in my physical reality. I had not been diagnosed with avascular necrosis as of yet so I did not know that the non-weight bearing exercises would actually keep the blood flowing to my hip and helped slow down the deterioration of my joint.
After about a year of religiously doing these pool exercises three times a week (I could no longer do any of the land exercises), I had other problems arise and I was unable to get in the pool more than once a week and my hip deteriorated to the point where I finally needed hip surgery.
I had put off reading the last chapter of the book but it was inevitable. It prepared me for surgery and it is all history now. I am so glad that I had the information and knew exactly what to expect prior to surgery. At last I am back into the water and doing the exercises for post-surgery and the results are amazing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this book. Helps so much for my clients that have problems with their hips. I do a lot of the exercises that Lynda shows in the book.Published 19 days ago by Jeanne
Everyone who has hips problems or is contemplating hip surgery should read this book. If you have had hip surgery (as I have) the exercises are marked with modifications or... Read morePublished 7 months ago by K. W. Holler
Page 1, Chapter 1: Get in a swimming pool. Sure, great idea if you have that kind of access. Many of us with hip pain already know that non-weight bearing movement would be a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by SPetty
cheap production quality; pictures difficult to make out. Looks like it was photo-copied while this dude was at his day job...otherwise, exercises helpful. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Theresa Salazar
Not as helpful as some other books, but unique in that it offers lots of water therapy exercises to be done in a pool.Published 8 months ago by Sheryl L. Lizarraga
I have arthritis in my hips. When I do the exercises recommended by the author, I do notice that there is less pain. Read morePublished 8 months ago by tdero