How Pilates Has Helped Me During My Hip Recovery

How Pilates Has Helped Me During My Hip Recovery

My Rockin Disabled Life

Hi friends, my name is Sarah and I live with a disability called Spina Bifida and have more physical challenges than most people. The media has wrongly portrayed the disabled community for as long as I can remember and makes us all seem inspirational or depressed. I am on a mission to break all the stigma surrounding disability to help you learn the truth.

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  1. Invisibly Me

    And there’s me thinking I struggle because the nerve damage sets my hips on fire and is so debilitating! I can only imagine what it’s been like after your latest op. It sounds like pilates has been a great option over time for you for different reasons. I remember having a pilates DVD ages ago, probably 13 odd years ago now (makes me feel old 😂) and I just remember how soothing and gentle it was, with a focus on strength. I wouldn’t mind trying to do some pilates or even a little yoga as I do absolutely nothing these days and haven’t done for years. To have a little more strength, core stability and all of that will set you up well for the present and the future, so this is a great post as I’m sure there are many people wondering what activity they may be able to do with chronic illness or disability.

    Caz xx

    1. My Rockin Disabled Life

      Yeah, it’s been hard since my surgery but a little exercise each day does help because the stronger I get the easier things will become. I started Pilates probably about ten years ago and it was until about a year ago that I actually started getting good at it so it takes time to be proficient like it does for any skill. I am so glad I worked on my strength before surgery because it has the biggest difference in my health!

  2. Brittany P

    Wow, you must have a super strong core after all that pilates! I had a surgery a few years ago, and after my obligatory time off from intense exercise, I really benefitted from just modifying my favorite exercise classes to have less impact or strain on my body. It’s just so hard to hold back sometimes when you know you’re usually capable of more!

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