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My Hip Replacement Journey: A Brain-Based Trainer’s Story of Acceptance, Preparation, and Recovery

Before I became a personal trainer, I always thought that trainers (or yoga instructors, physical therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, etc) were super healthy, in the best shape, and never got injured or suffered from pain because they knew so much about taking care of their bodies, and did all the things that you’re supposed to do to keep your body pain and injury-free.

While there may be some truth to that assumption, the part about never getting injured or being in pain: NOT TRUE!!!

In fact, what I quickly learned in meeting other health and fitness practitioners at various certification classes or networking events, is that many of us were first drawn to our professions in order to address our own issues. 

This is the first in a series of posts about one of my issues: my left hip. Specifically, the journey from sometimes pain, to nagging injuries, to chronic pain, to loss of strength, mobility and quality of life, to surgery and the early stages of recovery, which is where I am now, and beyond.

Stay tuned for the next post where I will be sharing my experience with pain, exploring non-surgical solutions I tried (Z-Health/brain-based training, physical therapy, other alternative therapies, etc.), and how it impacted my ability to live and enjoy life.

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