Peter Green (68) had a bi-compartmental knee replacement in September 2018. Although he was following the exercises that the physiotherapist gave him, he wasn’t really making any progress, his confidence was low and the pain was only just bearable: “I was having no problems straightening my leg but I was having a lot of pain and issues bending it. I don’t like taking painkillers, so I was putting up with the pain. My consultant advised me that if I didn’t get sufficient bend in the knee, then they would manipulate the leg for me which could be extremely painful.”
Peter talked to Albie at Hands-on Health in October, and they discussed TRX as a way forward for the knee stiffness and pain: “Albie looked at the issue in a different way. I had never heard of TRX before, but this opened up a whole new avenue of rehabilitation after surgery.”
At the beginning he couldn’t bend his knee to 90 degrees, and his leg was weak, but progress was fast and effective; after just three months of weekly one-hour TRX sessions, Peter was able to bend his knee to over 120 degrees and the pain had virtually gone in everyday use. “Albie did not tell me to give up doing the exercises from the physiotherapist but to do them in addition to the exercises that we did with TRX.”
Now Peter is feeling much stronger and more confident overall, having used TRX to work on his upper body, leg and core muscles at the same time. “TRX has made a huge difference to my life. Albie took it at my pace, understood my lack of confidence initially with the pain and weakness I was feeling in my knee and I didn’t feel under pressure. He tailored the TRX exercises to my specific needs, aimed at rehabilitation and fitness.
“I see TRX now as helping me build my core strength and help me build up my other leg which also needs a knee replacement. Using the TRX has given me the confidence to go back to the gym and use a bike as well as a rowing machine and I swim regularly.”
TRX training is a whole-body approach to fitness and rehabilitation suitable for all ages and physical conditions. It can be tailored to your specific needs – including training for a specific sport, post-natal return to fitness, and rehabilitation after surgery, illness or injury. For advice on TRX and a free taster session, call 01395 224207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org