Est. 2013

Saltergate Yoga

In April 2021 I was officially diagnosed with bilateral femeroacetabuar impingement (FAI) with bilateral CAM deformity.

I also have gluteal tendinopathy with associated mild trochanteric and subgluteal bursitis.
Early anterosuperior joint degeneration & chronic anterosuperior labral tear(s) 


This was a huge blow to my progress after 3 difficult surgeries in 4 years for Deep Infiltration Endometriosis/Adenomyosis


You'd think life would have given me a break.. but no.. off we go again

I am slowly getting my head around what this diagnosis entails especially with the Endometriosis


I can forgive the lack of knowledge in the Endometriosis/Adenomyosis department...  but seriously I have been in some kind of physical therapy & orthopedics for over 20 years (NHS & Private) & no one even considered for a moment I could have had this..

One Yoga teacher ... Peter Blackaby picked up on my pelvic imbalances back in 2012, ironically he was a trained Osteopath

Andrea Lecky - (Osteopath & natural therapies) at Weybridge Surrey gets total credit for this diagnosis, she sent me to Prime Health for 3T MRI's & then gave me Professor Schilders details  



Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome is a motion-related clinical disorder of the hip involving premature contact between the acetabulum and the proximal femur and which results in particular symptoms, clinical signs and imaging findings FAI is caused by deformities in the femur, hip socket or a combination of both.

No where near as impressive to look at as last years endometriosis excision surgery photographs.. & a far simpler recovery initially.. 

The crutches were ditched at day 11, due to massive psoas irritation from the 3'oclock labrum tear fix (box 2 on the right, the anchor thread is is seen in box 3) 

You can work out the osteoplasty in the next set if you know what you are looking at, basically it's reshaping the femoral neck bone deformity 

& my stitches at day 12... minimal bruising.. massive difference when you have a surgeon who is totally adapt in what he is doing 

I've not used my crutches since day 13..

26 days post op, had another HA injection into the left hip

27th July 2022... When your surgeon 'forgot' to mention you actually have dysplasia 

(abnormal formation of my hip sockets)

You just can't make this shit up.. I've been under the illusion I have stable hips & my recovery has included a lot of single leg work, turns out this isn't all that helpful when you have dysplasia 


Arthroscopy Surgery 1 - Thursday September 9th 

I am under Professor Schilders - http://ernestschilders.com