Feel Good Friday!

Lessons on Healing

Erin, an adult hip dysplasia patient, shares what she has learned through her hip dysplasia journey and her healing process.

Maintaining a Positive Morning Routine

Erin shares strategies for hip dysplasia patients about how to start each day with positivity

What have you learned through your hip dysplasia journey? What helps you start your days off on the right foot? We invite you to share your pictures, videos or experiences and tag @miles4hips@laura.rutterford and @paobuddies on social media.

Thankful Thursday!

Who are you thankful for in your hip dysplasia journey?

We invite you to share your pictures videos or shout outs for your personal champions on social media and tag @miles4hips, @laura.rutterford and @paobuddies on social media.

Make sure to follow the Help for Hip Dysplasia Instagram page @laura.rutterford as Laura will have some special interviews today.

We would also like to share some expert patient resources from our website.

Interview with a Caregiver

Claire, an adult hip dysplasia patient, interviews her Mum to learn more about the experience of caregiving for a loved one with hip dysplasia and to provide support for others.

A Letter to Caregivers

Hip dysplasia can be a challenge for patients but also for our caregivers. Erin, an adult hip dysplasia patient, shares a touching letter for caregivers on how to navigate this time with loved ones.

Series 3, Episode 1 of the Help For Hip Dysplasia Podcast is out now!

Laura Rutterford is a Physiotherapist out of the UK, and she hosts Help for Hip Dysplasia podcast, which is a podcast for all things hip dysplasia.  Listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast app, or visit the Help for Hip Dysplasia website

We’re kick starting this season on Hip Dysplasia awareness week, brought to you by @miles4hips, @paobuddies and @laura.rutterford. Bringing you lots of great info for Healthy Hips, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds.

For this “Don’t Worry Wednesday” Laura released this episode with Ali Tonks, aka @the.hippie.psych Ali is trainee child psychologist and also a fellow hippy. Ali discusses with us some insights in to chronic pain, the research around it and how her work has influenced her hip journey to date. There were some amazing tips to help you manage with your pain, so listen in for those, but what really resonated with me from this discussion was her honesty and the importance of communication. 

Contacts from the episode: UK dial code +44Shout text line: 85258

Samaritans: Call 116123

Versus Arthritis: Call 0800 5200 520

Don’t Worry Wednesday

We recognize the impact that hip dysplasia can have, not just on physical health, but also on mental health, and we would like to share a few resources from our website.

Navigating the Mental Health Aspects of a Hip Dysplasia Diagnosis: Insights from an Expert Patient and Parent

Danielle, an adult hip dysplasia patient and mother of two teenage girls with hip dysplasia, shares the mental triumphs and challenges of hip dysplasia.

The Impact of Hip Dysplasia on Quality of Life and Psychosocial Well-Being: an Article Review

The International Hip Dysplasia Institute reports that individuals with hip dysplasia see an average of 3 healthcare providers and have symptoms for over 5 years before getting an accurate diagnosis. This article provides a summary of a study by Tina Gambling and Andrew Long (2019) that explores how developmental dysplasia of the hip impacts quality of life and overall psycho-social well-being of individuals.

Tasty Tuesday!

Nicole Giumarra is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who specializes in Sports Nutrition, Wellness and Disordered Eating. She enjoys helping athletes and individuals make peace with food while fueling their body to optimize health and performance.  Nicole has hip dysplasia and had PAO surgery in 2016. Since then she has run marathons and ultramarathons, and she is currently training for an Ironman distance triathlon.

In honor of Tasty Tuesday, Nicole has shared some of her favorite recipes to help build back strength and energy following hip surgery!  (Recipe Source: LivingPlate)

To learn more about Nicole and the services she provides, please visit her website at: Nicole Giumarra, MS, RDN – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Bakersfield

Do you have questions about nutrition and its role in surgery recovery?

Check out our great resource on nutrition written by Claire, who is a physiotherapist in the UK.  She goes over nutrition basics, the effects of surgery on our body, and some recommendations to help prepare and recover from surgery.

Healthy Hips, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Miles4Hips, PAO Buddies, and Help for Hip Dysplasia are joining together for “Healthy Hips, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Week” from March 22 to March 28.

It will be a fun week full of inspiration, motivation and information!

3/22 Monday Motivations, reflecting on our silver linings.

3/23 Tasty Tuesdays, featuring nutrition information and some tasty recipes!

3/24 Don’t Worry Wednesday, sharing mental health resources.

3/25 Thankful Thursday, showing thanks to our loved ones that have helped us in this journey.

3/26 Feel Good Friday, motivation and inspiration!

3/27 Social Support Saturday with PAO Buddies

3/28 Sunday Funday, Laura Rutterford of Help for Hip Dysplasia will host a hip friendly pilates class live on Instagram at 6pm BST, 1pm Eastern and 10 am Pacific.

Follow @miles4hips @laura.rutterford and @paobuddies for more information!