hip surgery

How the Mundane Can Make You Thankful for a Second Chance at Life

This holiday season, I’m thankful for a second chance at life. You often hear words like these after someone survives a near-death experience. I’m speaking these words after having my hip replaced. It is something of a shame that it takes a life-altering experience in order for people to have perspective. Like most of you, …

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Is It Too Early To Take a Look Back at 2016?

We are rounding out the always exciting “marathon season,” where crazy people all over this great country of ours volunteer to put their bodies through the brutality of running farther than the human body was ever meant to go.  As a former “marathoner” and arguably, an ongoing crazy person, I can attest that the sacrifice …

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Rehab at the hospital on a barely-moving stationary bike.

Post-Op Recovery: Rehab at the Hospital, an Experience for the Ages

Two and a half weeks post-surgery, I was cleared for my first physical therapy (PT) session with the hospital’s therapist. I was excited to begin what I knew would be a long and tedious process. So let me preface my words by saying my hospital therapist couldn’t have been nicer and more professional. She is well-versed …

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Post-op recovery for hip surgery includes FlexAware.

FlexAware: The Secret to My Fast Recovery

If you follow the Capitol Rehab of Arlington Facebook page or our blog posts on the website, you may have noticed I have been talking a lot and busily promoting FlexAware classes in our office. It has helped increase the speed of a fast post-op recovery. FlexAware is a revolutionary exercise system that was created by Steven Shafarman. Steven’s …

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