Claire is an athlete, physiotherapist, and hip dysplasia patient from the UK. She has been invaluable to the Miles4Hips team and has developed many patient and family resources. Here, Claire tells us a little about her sport, professional, and hip dysplasia backgrounds and her interests in hip dysplasia awareness and advocacy.
“Hi, I’m Claire, a fellow hip dysplasia hero. I was diagnosed in 2018 and had my left Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO) in February 2019 and my right PAO in September 2019….yes only 7 months apart! I am currently waiting for my screws to be removed and for a left hip arthroscopy for a CAM deformity and detached labrum. Hopefully after that I will be ‘up and running’ with whatever my new normal level of physical activity is.
I was previously a very active person. Give me a physical challenge, and I would do my best to complete it! I used to play hockey (field hockey for those not in the UK) regularly, and had done so since I was 7 years old. I am a fanatical swimmer, and love open water swimming. I also did a lot of road cycling, running, and had just learned to play squash. I also have a beautiful dog, and we love to explore together.
I am a Physiotherapist, I have been qualified almost 8 years, and am a musculoskeletal specialist. I love to share my knowledge and experience, and help people. My background has definitely helped me during my recovery journey, although being a patient does not come naturally to me!
I was keen to get involved with Miles4Hips as I am passionate about raising awareness on hip dysplasia and supporting those starting or going through their journey. I hope that the knowledge and experience I have will help others.”
You can read Claire’s blog at: http://myretrohippiejourney.simplesite.com/?fbclid=IwAR0XzkaAoijALtEjkD6dsUVBQWyKcm3ir77RB255dc13UCEzDXsJRAKzH-Y
Or follow her on Instagram @clairerosenhead