Hip Replacements and Yoga
with Jill Miller
13 months post surgery, Jill opens up about the procedure, the possible causes, and what yoga teachers need to know about working with students who have had one or both hips replaced.
Jill Miller had a hip replacement a little over a year ago. In this episode she shares new insights that she realized in the past few weeks about the factors that contributed to severe degeneration of her hip and the inevitability of a hip replacement.
She also covers:
- The unique approach her surgeon took (and an overview of the more traditional approaches)
- The upgrades in hip replacement hardware made in the past few years (and why, as teachers, we should assume student have the old hardware unless we know for sure).
- Movement contraindications for both old and new hardware.
- The movement patterns and specific poses that she believes contributed to her hip’s degeneration.
- The one question to ask any student who discloses an injury.
Jill also opens up with her signature vulnerability and candor about what it was like going into surgery and what the hardest part of the healing process has been for her.
Links and Resources
This episode is kicking off a series of podcasts that focus on anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics in honor of a series of classes on the same topics that I am offering in the Asheville, NC area beginning in March.
This 5-week series (Sundays 11-2:30, beginning March 10) is co-taught with physical therapist Ferris Fakhoury and Trigger Point Therapist Cat Matlock. We have distilled the essentials of human movement that are most important for yoga teachers to understand and are excited to present it in a way that is specifically relevant for yoga teachers.
Early bird rate of $325 is available until February 27th, but having three teachers for a small group is a unique opportunity to get individual attention and it may fill before then. Register today.