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Hip osteoarthritis: aquatic exercise for healthy living on land by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, FACSM, RCEP, and Cathy Maloney-Hills, RPT

Evelyne Janz lives in Lonay, Switzerland, and at age 54, she’s an avid swimmer, mountain biker, hiker and skier. For many years she has trained daily and worked as a professional water-fitness trainer, and swimming coach. In April 2012, Evelyne and her family skied the Chamonix-Zermat Haute Route (High Route) in the Swiss Alps, traversing glaciers for 6 days. But her family history of hip arthritis had taken its toll, and her physically active lifestyle had become progressively difficult due to hip pain and stiffness. To reclaim her lifestyle, Evelyne decided to undergo hip replacement surgery, an effective and now common1 treatment for disabling osteoarthritis.

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