Sonsha kicks ‘slowing down’ into touch with a new hip from Mr Peter

05 May 2015

Sonsha Smith Kickboxing Bone and Joint Liverpool

After years of competing and coaching, martial arts expert Sonsha Smith, a 6th Dan black belt in freestyle kick boxing began to feel the effects years of training. Sonsha told us “I have always had an active lifestyle but was beginning to experience increasing pain in my hip. It began about eighteen months ago and rapidly became worse to the point that I was debilitated with the pain. Some days I’d struggle to walk never mind continue running my kick boxing club. I eventually had to give up kick boxing which impacted on my health and well-being and eventually had to give up teaching. Having to rely on others to take my classes was soul destroying and by this time I was walking with a limp and was considering having to give up the club altogether and accept the pain and disability as part of the ageing process.”

“Eventually, I apprehensively agreed to a hip replacement. Mr Peter explained the risks and before I knew it I was coming into theatre. That was seven weeks ago and I can honestly say I feel like a new man with a new lease of life. Even though my family and friend had warned me to take things easy, I was off my crutches within a week.”

“I can’t thank the surgeon Mr Peter enough, he has been amazing, and my physiotherapist Jenny Sharpe is a credit to the hospital. From the moment I first attended the hospital, the care I have received has been nothing short of 100%.”

“Now I’m back at the club, I cannot put into words how grateful I am to Mr Peter and his team at Spire Liverpool Hospital as I now show NO signs of slowing down regardless of my age.”