I am an advocate of aqautic exercise for restrengthening injured runners and athletes. I also use it to train my clients that are not injured. Aquatic exercise is used in almost all professional sports programs for prehab, rehab and postrehab situations. And equestrian (horses) training facilities spend big money to construct pools/tanks for use to train multi-million dollar horses, both as training and rehab for injuries. It is even possible to train for power and hypertrophy using aquatic exercise.
As with any type of program, medical clearance is advised.
All good answers. It’s obviously been quite some time since the surgery, but I would still concur with the definite suggestion to speak with her physical therapist and physician, if possible, for guidance regarding contraindicated exercises and movements in her individual case.
Weight loss–however you can generate an over-time negative energy balance (more calories out than in) with sensible eating and as vigorous as possible exercise, given her potential limitations.
Leave that alone if not comfortable dealing with injuries of this magnitude. Not worth it in the long term for you psychologically/financially IF something were 2 go wrong in a session.
I have learned to stay within my realm of experience & not try 2 be everything to everyone (Mr. Fix it, so i can get a payday)
Insurance is one thing but feeling responsible for a client re/injury to me, would be the worst mentally. It would challenge me @ every session after that, constantly questioning, being over diligent to a point of baby sitting & my people wouldn’t tolerate that.
I have a certain schwagg bout me when im on, that would be broken and a problem evident.
If they experience consistent aggravation elevating to pain several times a wk/monthly & you are not qualified/confident you can assist them improve considerably LEFF IT ALONE MAN!!!
just an opinion, like a butt hole, we all have 1 & it deals w/s#@%
Mat exercises for the glute groups. I like to start with side-lying exercises: clam, hip abduction with leg at 45° hip flexion, and hip abduction with 0° hip flexion, ensuring minimal pelvic movement during motions, repeating each exercise 12-20 x each, slowly. After doing 2 sets on each side, I follow up with supine bridging, with heels as close to buttocks as possible, lifting hips while keeping heels on ground, repeating 15-20x slowly