post-op recovery

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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Post-Op Recovery: Time to Get Stitches Removed

I hate people who talk about “the good ole days.”  Face it; everything is better now than it used to be. Food is better, schools are better, technology is better, and the removal of stitches following surgery is clearly better. The highlight of my second follow-up with the surgeon was going to be the removal of …

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Post-Op Recovery: The Benefits of Supplements

The attached photo is a look at the assortment of supplements I have been taking as part of my pre- and post-surgical regimen.  At first glance it may seem excessive, but when we are talking about repairing and regenerating tissue, whether its post-surgery, post-injury, or post-illness, the goal should be to get it right the …

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Post-Op Recovery: Anti-Inflammatory Medication and Over-Confidence

Prior to surgery, my doctor gave me three prescriptions to fill, one for pain, one for inflammation and one for the nausea from the drugs used to knock me out during surgery. Five days in, I realize I never took the nausea medicine and only took the pain pills for the first two-three days. In …

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The Follow-Up Appointment: No Way to Speed Up Recovery?

My orthopedic surgery follow-up appointment was scheduled three days post-op.  Feeling great and almost a bit “cocky” about how great I was feeling, I walked into the orthopedist’s office and was greeted with a cold shower of truth. My surgeon very coherently explained that he had to remove most of the labrum in the hip …

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Post-Op Recovery, Days 1-3: Three Days of Humility After Three Years of Denial

Editor’s Note: This blog is the second in a series on Dr. Bill Booker’s journey to recovery after a severe hip injury that required surgery. Dr. Booker is documenting his recovery process through his blog series: Bill Booker’s Fantastic Feats for a Faster Recovery. Post-Op, Days 1-3 I’ve had a couple of minor surgical procedures in the past, …

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