Helpful Hip Information
Here’s my own document:
Here are the videos of my hip adventure journey, my xrays and a video of my favorite hip rehab stretches: Rhonda’s Hip Adventure Videos
Dr. Shukla (my surgeon), Davis (his assistant), Lori Beck (my physical therapist) and Jessie (her assistant) at the Reno Orthopedic Clinic:
Stephanie Wilson, my amazing massage therapist:
Great online community for Hip and Knee Replacements:
International Hip Dysplasia Institute Site:
A site dedicated to prehab and rehab with apps you can put on your phone:
Everyone wants to know–no one wants to ask: What about SEX? This is a link to a very helpful study on sexual activity after total hip replacement (this diagram is as X-rated as it gets). Video is well done and informative and gives good information without being graphic:
I also found great information just by Googling whatever question or topic I wanted to research.
Working with Pain
I have really enjoyed Richard Miller’s series on mediation in Yoga Journal. These articles were run in 2017, but you can find them online at: https://www.yogajournal.com/author/richard-miller. You can also check out Richard’s own site: https://www.irest.us/. Richard is a clinical psychologist as well as an expert in mediation. He gives clear, easy-to-follow instructions. I have particularly enjoyed the way he uses opposite states/feelings in his meditations. This helps us to let go of polarized thinking and feeling and open up to a higher perspective on our life experiences.
Other favorite meditation teachers:
Pema Chodron: https://pemachodronfoundation.org/
Thich Nhat Hanh: http://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/
Qigong and Tai Chi
Tai Chi Chih DVD by Justin Stone which you can purchase on Amazon. This is a DVD geared for older people and is awesome for strength and balance which help older people prevent falls. It is also an excellent tool for hip replacement rehab!
Anything by David Dorian Ross. David is an exceptional Tai Chi instructor and a world champion competitor. He embodies the teachings of this ancient martial art and draws out the spiritual aspects, while he teaches you traditional Tai Chi movements. Many of his offerings are available on Amazon and YouTube.
My favorite DVD of David’s is: Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong, a Great Courses production with 24, 30-minute lessons which give you a great background and teach you basic Qigong exercises, easy Tai Chi flow sequences, and the traditional 24-movement, Yang family short form. You can find it on Amazon.
Here’s a couple of videos showing the 24-movement Yang family short form:
After experiencing a number of back episodes, my partner and I were given this book by our chiropractor. It has virtually ended our back problems. We highly recommend it: Foundation–Redefine your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence by Eric Goodman and Peter Park. You can find it on Amazon.
One of the most helpful full-body, cardio exercises you can do as you age, and if you have joint issues, is swimming. Here’s a good link on the awesome benefits of swimming: http://time.com/4688623/swimming-pool-health-benefits/.
Quaker (AKA The Religious Society of Friends) Resources
What Canst Thou Say is a Quaker newsletter focusing on contemplative practices and mystical experiences: http://www.whatcanstthousay.org/.
The main Quaker website: http://quaker.org/.
The Reno Friends website: https://www.renofriends.org/.
Rhonda’s Financial Guidelines and Tips: