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"Hip Pain / Hip Replacement" Testimonials

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Hip Op Happy!

on 21 Nov 2018 by Melanie | Occupation: Surveyor

In my early 30s I’d been advised by doctors that I’d need to have both my hips replaced at some point in the near future.  About 2.5 years ago a friend recommended trying reformer pilates to ease the restricted movement and discomfort caused by my deteriorating hips and put me in touch with Teejay and Susan at Applied Pilates.

Even from my first session I was standing straighter and walking better.  My goal was to get “match-fit” ready for when I’d finally get my hips replaced and the exercise routine I was given was tailored to my abilities and focused on improving the strength of my core muscles while trying to stretch the muscles in my hips and thighs.

At the beginning of 2018, I had my right hip replaced and just 8 weeks later my left hip was replaced.  I really believe that the success of both operations and the speed of my recovery is mainly due to the preparation work at Applied Pilates. I can’t thank Teejay and Susan enough.

The work is not over though and I’m still a regular at Applied Pilates. The exercises have increased in difficulty as my strength and flexibility have improved. My job is largely desk bound so I need these sessions to counteract the dangers of sitting still for long periods of time.  Plus I love the friendly atmosphere created by the small group setting which keeps me coming back for more. This is definitely the longest “gym” membership I’ve ever had!

My Journey

on 18 Jul 2017 by Susan P | Occupation: Food Development Consultant

I wanted to share my experiences of joining the Applied Pilates community. Two years ago, having struggled hugely to find a way to improve my health, fitness, lose weight and prepare myself for a hip replacement I joined Applied Pilates and started on a journey. Throughout the process both Teejay and Susan have encouraged me and helped me to conquer my fears. Teejay has kept me physically mobile through when I’ve been really suffering with pain and using his treatments have enabled me to walk and work when I was doubled up!

Applied Pilates is more than just a pilates centre, it is a fantastically supportive hub… I am now hooked!
I am now 8 weeks post my hip replacement and I’m back on the reformer enjoying the healthy banter…. 30 kilos lighter and enjoying a new found energy and vitality and being encouraged and supported back to fitness. I am absolutely convinced that my quick recovery had a significant bearing on my fitness as a result of my pilates which I managed to keep doing up until the week before my operation.

Thank you Teejay and Susan for having a really unique set up and for helping me to get to where I am today, I am truly grateful.

Osteoarthritic Hip Not A Back Problem!

on 29 Oct 2014 by Tess | Occupation: Retired

I am an energetic 80 year old who had back surgery 3 years ago. After six months I had serious pain in my leg, struggled to walk more than 100 yards at a time. I was diagnosed with nerve damage. When I saw Teejay he immediately assessed a hip problem. I am about to have surgery and cannot thank him enough for spotting a problem all the medics had overlooked. I soon look forward to getting back to Pilates and also all the many activities that I haven’t been able to do for 5 years.