The number of hip and knee replacements has increased by 84% in the past decade making these surgeries the 12th most common inpatient procedures in 2010. Due to the nature of a Pilates workout, it is the perfect program to facilitate recovery after hip/knee surgery.
Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for a total or partial hip and knee replacement. Just in the United States alone osteoarthritis affects 13.9% of adults ages 25 and up and 33.6% of those 65 and up (according to CDC statistics.)
This Ultimate Pilates Guide will look at the following questions:
- What unique benefits does Pilates offer after a knee/hip replacement?
- Why is it ideal to do Pilates before surgery?
- What muscle imbalances are most common after hip/knee surgery?
- What are the main areas of focus of a Pilates workout?
- When is it safe to start a Pilates-based rehabilitation program?
- General precautions after hip/knee surgery
- How does Pilates therapy compare/differ from PT?
- What are some of your clients saying about the results of their Pilates program?
- Best Apparatus/Reformer exercises for this population
- What is the best Pilates homework after surgery?
- Best Pilates mat exercises after hip/knee replacement