The physio who worked with me throughout my recent round of rehabilitation has left NZ, so I decided to go back to my old physio clinic. I’ll admit it was a little upsetting/weird to go back. I’ve been seen at that clinic regularly for 3 years now. I wish I didn’t have a need to go back there.
Anyways, a fresh set of eyes familiar with my case has proved useful, so far I’ve learnt:
– Ive got a lazy butt! It isn’t working properly so I’m practicing my one legged bridges. But despite my lazy butt she is very pleased (and a little surprised) with my much improved functionality.
– She was horrified to hear about the kickboxing but is agreeing to letting me try regular boxing on the condition I limit the twisting from the hips.
– I’ve got to focus on strength over flexibility, especially when doing yoga. She said its ok to play at my edge (to find it) but then pull back to 70% and build up from there slowly.
– I need to be careful not to stress the joint capsule, esp when doing the yoga. I’ve got a really good range of movement but I need to be keep being careful.
– When at choir I need to focus on core stability/grounding through my feet. Minimise the swinging as much as possible. Little swings are much better than big movement which seems to flare up the hip. When required remember to have feet in “third position” (ballet term) for standing. This helps with raising tall and maintaining core stability, but gives my hip a breather.
She’s worked on my back (kneeling chair seems to be causing issues), recommended I go back to having regular massages and see a suitably qualified personal trainer. I think the plan is to finish up the physio and self maintain from here if possible. She said to come back when needed. I really hope I can keep progressing on my own and don’t need to go back. More than anything I really hope this isn’t the best my hip can be. I’ve come to realise that patience, perseverance and time are wonderful healers. So I’ll keep working hard and keep being patient.