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Posted by Chris on March 08, 2000 at 15:10:50:

In Reply to: Re: Hip Arthritis and running posted by Gramps on March 08, 2000 at 11:36:23:

Well, interestingly enough (which I didn't get into before), I have been rehabing using a series of stretching
and range of motion exercies. hve they helped? FOR SURE! I started in the pool last October using
techniques from Dr. Robert Klappers book "heal you hips" I progressed to Land training (lower leg machines,
long walks and some cadio) but felt something was missing. By accident, I came accross janet
Hamiliton, who runs an internet based consulting practice. We correspond by email daily, and as I progress she
send links of exercises from her library. My pain is slowly dropping, and I really owe it to Janet. Bottom line;
you hve to do the RIGHT stretches and Exercises. For example, I bought a book that has a hip stretch
that supposedly has helped older people avoid hip surgery, and sure enough it has helped me as well.
The biggest thing in my favor is being 31. My body is likely to respond better, so I'm hoping my training
now pays dividends in 20 years.

The more questions I ask, the more tips I pick up. FYI - I'm not advertising for janet - I just think
she has helped me redefine my view of fitness - that is STRENGH and FLEXIBILITY are at the BASE
of the pyramid. Conditioning only comes after the first two are at least reasonable. Bad biomechanics
are also a big problem.

Chris

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