Has an old injury changed your walking pattern / gait (and what to do about it)

A quick (terrible) sketch of a man who recently came to see me, to help him visualise his pattern.

He had a knee surgery 20 years ago – can you tell which knee?

The one he’s avoiding (left side). Pain is in the right hip now, because it’s exhausted, it obvious from my sketch that he is always standing on his right but he was not aware of that at all.

Old habits die hard!

As soon as he was aware of this the pattern changed and so did the pain, especially as I gave him some moves to get back to the other side.

If we don’t take time with our injuries in the hope that they will get better on their own without checking in on our weight distribution or strength or mobility, chances are the old patterns will stick around to some degree and show up 20 years + later.

Awareness is all it takes.

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