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[BILATERAL THRs] How to get down & up from the floor

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Sweet Pea, Jun 6, 2012.

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  1. Sweet Pea

    Sweet Pea New Member

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    I want to do some floor exercises and want to know the easiest and safest ways to get down there and then get back up. Had both hips done 3.5 months ago but that floor is awfully hard. Any suggestions?
     
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    Hi Sweet Pea -

    Yeah the floor is rather hard - and even at 3-4 months I found it ouchy to try to lie on either side on the floor. You might try a Yoga mat or a folded blanket to lie on. Position it close enough to a chair or sofa so when you go to get up you can use that to provide support to get back on your feet. Good luck with your exercises!
     
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    Sweat Pea, would you be a dear and put your surgery date in your signature like the rest of us do?
    You can find the instructions here How to create a signature.
     
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    Welcome Sweet Pea, good advice from Deb..

    still am not game to get on the floor yet... I did do a fancy exercise showing off at work the other day and brought my ankle up to my bottom whilst standing... Serves me right - got a shocking cramp, so obviously not ready for that yet.

    Good luck, I will stay tuned to see how you are progressing :)
     
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    Hi Sweet Pea,

    Someone else was asking about kneeling a few weeks back and there was a good explanation given that might be helpful in your attempt to get to the floor and back for some exercises...

    Post op questions -- how to kneel

    If you scroll down to message #30 there are a couple of pictures as examples. I hope this helps and welcome to the forum.

    Take care,
    Cardie
     
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    Have you fique it out yet I would like to know. I to would like to do floor exersie. :puppysmooze:Tashia:bicycle1:
     
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    That link doesn't work for me and neither can I find a thread with that title.
    Any more clues, Cardie - like who posted it?
     
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    I think it is this one on Kneeling (Kneeling and the 90 degee rule) from the library. It doesnt quite tell you how to get to the floor, Josephine and tashia, but it is a good start.
     
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      Thank you!
       
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      Hi Sweet Pea, I finally tried getting on the ground last weekend at the gym. I found a stretching area surrounded by a metal railing which I used to steady myself. I knelt down on one knee, put my hands down one at a time and then finished with the other knee on to the mat. Once kneeling, I sat down and turned around for some ab work. Reverse for getting up; kneeling, railing, stepping up one foot at at time. Hopefully that makes sense; I am going to try it at home today on a padded floor mat using my bed frame for stability. Big heavy furniture and door frames may do the trick as well. Let us know how it goes for you! :SUNsmile:
       
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        Yes, that's the link -- by Alex. I think I got it fixed so that it will link off my post as well, again.
        Thanks Elle11;
         
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        Hi.... post op week 14 and have been getting down on the floor with my grandchildren since week 12! I go down onto operated hip leg and other follows and then sit on bottom and legs go ove to the right with no problems! Get up on un operated hip side and operated side follows! Find it very comfortable.... hope this helps!
         
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