The Save Your Hips Online Video Course
Why Save Your Hips?
Pain only serves one purpose. It is a pointer. It is a mechanism for getting and holding your attention.
At the first twinges of hip pain, it’s time to pay attention. If you know someone whose life has been curtailed by chronic hip pain, you understand loss of hip joint health is something to be avoided at all costs.
And if you think hip replacement surgery is a simple answer to the problem, you are sadly mistaken. Artificial hip joints are no substitute for the miracle of the healthy human hip.
If you are starting to experience hip pain, the sooner you address the root cause, the less time it will take for the inflammation to subside and for the joint to heal without permanent damage.
Even mild or intermittent hip pain is worrisome. Intuitively, you probably know that yours is a progressive condition. Left on its own, it doesn’t get better, it gets worse.
If you are dealing with relatively serious chronic hip pain. You're possibly contemplating surgery. But can you really trust what you are being told by your orthopedic surgeon?
Where should you turn for help?
The research suggests that orthopedic surgeons prefer to do surgery and will be unlikely to look seriously at the many potential causes of chronic hip pain, much less the avenues of self-care available to you.
There is an old saying, "If the only tool you have is a hammer, every job looks like a nail." For a surgeon to make the average $420,000 a year salary he makes (and yes, there are very few female orthopedic surgeons), he needs to be in the operating room every working day.
How can this be?
Think of the wizardry of computer graphics. Imagine taking a 2-dimensional image and turning it into a 3-dimensional image using the magic of computers. Of course, any computer transformation like that is built on a complex set of assumptions about the 2D image they are interpreting into 3D.
Therein lies the problem.
Orthopedic assumptions intrinsic to pelvic alignment and the root causes of chronic hip pain are both incorrect and self-serving. Not surprisingly, the modern imaging all too often suggests the need for surgery.
In the Save Your Hips online video course, author, educator, and researcher Christine Kent shares the shocking truth of the orthopedics industry as revealed in its own latest research, and the medical coverup that is costing untold thousands of women their hip joints every year.
As Christine says, "Losing a hip is a catastrophe." As amazing as artificial hip technology is, it is never a substitute for the perfection of the natural hip. Furthermore, the many surgeries that have been developed to "repair" or "clean out" the joint are intrinsically destabilizing, and frequently lead to hip replacement.
Is there a legitimate alternative?
Your Self-Care Formula
First of all, orthopedics is totally focused on “fixing” the problem with surgery.
Actually, this is a relatively new phenomenon. Historically, orthopedics was a healing art and not a surgical specialty. For 100 years, traditional orthopedists fought bitterly to prevent surgeons from taking over the practice of orthopedics. But the lure of the power, prestige, and money involved in orthopedic surgery was just to great, and the true orthopedic physicians have all faded into history.
At Whole Woman, our focus is on recognizing pelvic problems as symptoms. For more than twenty years, Christine Kent has doggedly hunted down the true root causes of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence.
Interestingly, it is the women she helped with these conditions who began to report dramatic improvements and elimination of their hip pain.
This feedback led to the publication of her acclaimed book Save Your Hips in 2013. Christine has continued to monitor the research studies, and she saw it was time to update the information in her book.
Getting a video into the hands of the public is much quicker than traditional book publishing, Christine has chosen to replace her book with an online video course.
There is an old saying, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”
If you are experiencing even mild or moderate hip pain, your hip joint is inflamed. While it’s possible the pain may improve by itself, it could also worsen into a chronic condition. What is important now is that you are successfully addressing the root causes of the pain.
When you are struggling with serious chronic hip pain, doubtless your quality of life is suffering. Sleep may be disrupted, standing, walking, and exercising can be anywhere from uncomfortable to excruciating.
You are confronted with two questions:
“Has the hip joint inflammation become serious enough, and gone on long enough, that there is likely to be permanent damage to the joint?”
“Am I prepared to use this pain as a teacher and follow wherever it leads me to changes in posture, diet, gait, shoe choices or anything else?”
If your answer to the second question is, “Yes,” then you stand a reasonable chance of at least stabilizing and experiencing some if not full reversal of your discomfort.
There is no quick fix for serious chronic hip pain. The underlying cause did not appear overnight, and the inflammation and pain won’t go away overnight.
However, the body’s capacity for healing is astonishing if you simply give it a chance. But you cannot keep doing what you have always done in life and expect anything to be different with your hip health.
One objective of the Save Your Hips course has been to reframe viewers’ perspective that, “Oh, I can always go get hip replacement surgery.” Of course you can do that, but the odds are very high that you will have traded one set of potentially manageable problems, for a set of problems that are not reversible, including knee and ankle failure due to changes in your gait.
So starting the journey to hip health is your best option.
Christine Kent discovered through her research that the root cause of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence is improper pelvic alignment. Sucking in the belly and tucking under the bottom, which women have been taught for generations, is a profoundly unnatural conformation for the female body.
By correctly realigning the body, intra-abdominal pressure pins the pelvic organs where they belong with every breath.
For the hips, tucking under the pelvis changes the natural dynamics of the joint. In a healthy hip, the roof of the hip socket, or acetabulum, sits symmetrically over the head of the femur, or thigh bone.
Consequently, this primary load bearing joint is fully and evenly supported. However, when you tuck your bottom the acetabulum rotates backward, so it no longer symmetrically supports the femur. This creates a hot spot on the front, inside surface of the hip socket, where virtually all chronic hip breakdown is known to occur.
Restoring natural posture and gait creates the conditions for a lifetime of hip health.
Further, what the medical system refuses to acknowledge, in spite of the information having been available for almost a century, is that the hip joint is very subject to infection. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, staph, and strep are just a few of the infectious microbes with high affinity for the hip joint.
The reason why is that the hip joint is well fed by blood circulation. As a result, the hip is exposed to bacteria, both good and bad. In their drive to perform surgery, orthopedists virtually never address these alternative sources of inflammation.
It is not only possible, but highly likely that a woman could contract a mild “cold” in her hip joint, only to be treated with arthroscopic surgery, labral repair, and a host of other highly suspect and damaging operative procedures.
In Save Your Hips, you’ll learn much more about the biomechanics and microbiological causes of chronic hip pain.
How to Enroll in the Course
By now it should be clear to you that
- Your hips can and should support you safely and comfortably for a lifetime.
- Hip pain is just your body’s way of shooting up a flare and saying, “Pay attention!”
- Successfully creating and sustaining hip health, like all self-care, requires education, support, and persistence.
If your pain is serious, it will take some serious effort and time to restore your hips. It is certainly possible, that your hip joint is beyond recovery, but the trauma of hip surgery and potential associated problems are severe enough that you owe it to yourself to exhaust all other possibilities before making that irreversible commitment.
The Save Your Hips online video course will give you a thorough education on how to care for and protect your hips for a lifetime.
Included are the following modules:
- Part 1 - The Anatomy of the Hip
- Part 2 - Pathologies of the Hip
- Part 3 - Imaging the Hip
- Part 4 - Surgeries of the Hip
- Part 5 - Naturalizing the Hip
- Part 6A - Restoring the Hip
- Part 6B - Restoring the Hip, including Whole Woman Posture, Sitting, Toileting, a comprehensive exercise program, and Walking.
Save Your Hips provides three hours of powerful information on hip health, including some breakthrough research never before published to the public.
All One - The Bacteria-Gut Partnership - This hour-long video draws on the latest research on the relationship between bacteria and human health, and puts to rest many of the conflicting and confusing diet fads so popular today. Bacterial health and hip health have a close correlation. This video will help you lay the dietary foundation for both.
Save Your Hips E-book - First published in 2013, Christine Kent’s book was a finalist that year for book of the year in two associations for independent publishers. Chock full of still relevant anatomical insight and information, the book is an important adjunct to the Save Your Hips video course. With ninety-five color illustrations. Both Apple iBooks (epub) and Amazon Kindle (mobi) formats provided.
Christine Kent’s references and research notes - that went shaped the creation of the Save Your Hips course. These notes will help clarify Christine’s assertions and provide material for further exploration.
Special Bonus - Whole Woman Higher Dimensions - Christine’s latest video she shares powerful practices for realizing the wholeness of mind and body.
The Save Your Hips video course is available in streaming video, which is simple and easy to access from you computer, web-enabled TV, smartphone, or tablet wherever you have internet access. It is not available on DVD.
You may watch the videos as often, as many times, and for as long as you like.
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Having suffered a profound uterine prolapse in the early 1990s as a result of bladder suspension surgery, Christine refused the recommended hysterectomy and spent more than a decade researching her condition in the medical literature and experimenting with dance, alignment, body work, and posture. Finally, she brought her own prolapse under control and began teaching other women how to control theirs.
Author of Saving the Whole Woman, still the definitive book on the subject of non-surgical intervention for pelvic organ prolapse, Christine has also produced, written, directed, and narrated over a dozen videos and video courses to help women help themselves. Her work has kept thousands of women out of the operating room in over sixty countries.