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Old 11-04-2013, 01:39 AM   #11
Alec Corper
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Dojo: Itten Suginami Dojo, Nunspeet
Location: Wapenveld
Join Date: Apr 2003
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Re: Aikido After Hip Replacement

Hi Christian,
I had my left hip replaced in December 2012. I started careful training after 10 weeks. Before that I walked every hour for a while increasing the time weekly, and indoor cycling for 10 or 15 minutes. This all helped tremendously. I have started careful forward and backward ukemi from suwariwaza last month and I expect standing ukemi carefully in a month or two. No break falls again but at 61 who cares?
Try to avoid soft mats and tenkan movements where you may leave too much weight on the operated hip but fir the rest you should be able to do everything. One other thing resistance training like squats and dead lifts will help and one legged bosu ball work is vital to re educate surrounding nerves to take up new communication functions.

enjoy your new life, I do!

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