The first one is basically to bend over with your back straight, very easy (a little bit too easy, actually) and in my head, it was not very promising. But I will do everything that he tells me and then judge of the results afterwards. Keep an open mind, I told myself. What do I have to lose anyway, right? The second exercise is a squat with both of my arms between my knees in praying positions and I have to slowly rotate pushing my knees out with my elbows and pushing my elbows in with my knees. I call this one the Monk-squat. Again, another weird exercise that does not seam to be very scientific but OK, I can play along. He is helping me and trying to make me pain-free and I should at least have the benefit of the doubt and go with it specially because he actually knows what he is doing. While I was monk-squatting, I really felt like an adept praying to a shaman (Shaman Nader in fact). I laughed a little bit and explained how I felt to Nader and he just told me to get up and to tell him how I felt.
After bending over couple of times (I know how it sounds...) and "monking" a bit, I got up and I felt like I was 28 years old again. Only a year younger you'll tell me but it's a huge year for my hip! The 28 years old Max without hip problems! With those two simple/stupid/genius/scientific/shamanic exercises, my hip problem took five major steps back! Only within 5 minutes of weird movement, I felt like I could train again!
From that day, I started to call Nader "Shaman". I told him that he should stop his "physio thing" and invest all his energy into his Shaman very promising career. I keep working with him on regular basis but he single handed stoped the problem from growing and started the healing process. It is too soon to say now but the surgery in september changed from "defenitive" status to "we have to wait and see" status! Thank you so much Nader for giving me back my weird fencer hip-problem-free body! You are a great physio (and a great Shaman also) that gave me tools to attack my problem by myself. I could never thank you enough!