Welcome to the CoreWalking Podcast, with your hosts Jonathan FitzGordon and Alex Mabilon. Join them on a journey into the body and mind gaining insights for moving, healing and aging gracefully.

Today's Episode:

Surgery Is For Real!

When Jonathan's brother was recently diagnosed with having no
cartilage in the knee (bone-on-bone), it was recommended he get knee replacement surgery. The proposition set Jonathan off. This episode explores the efficacy and necessity of certain surgeries while also considering what kind of shape we need to be in to go under the knife. 

In this Podcast...

We discuss:

•  Jonathan's knee surgeries and how they coud been avoided

•  Orthopedic surgeries, such as knee and hip, and whether or not to have them

•  Failures and complications of certain orthopedic surgeries

•  Complications that can arise form general anaesthesia

•  How to prepare your body, or prehab, for surgery

• Maintaining physical strength in order to withstand and rehabilitate from surgery

Time guides:








"It was three surgeries over the course of one year and seven months..."

The hip replacement is an incredibly good and successful surgery..."

"If my brother was to have a knee replacement surgery, he would not recover..."

"Google anesthesia and geriatrics and you will find article upon article about people post-65 not recovering from anaesthesia..."

"I think the lesson you learn from that is 'don't listen to your yoga teacher'..."

"If you've never done any exercise and you have knee surgery, you should go to an hour of Pilates every single day for three months..."

"While I'm not saying 'don't have surgery', I'm saying 'be as aware as you possibly can about the surgery you choose to have..."

Show Notes...

Blog Posts:

Related Articles:


Hip replacement

Hip replacement

Hip replacement

Knee Replacement



Hyperextension of the knees.

Don't forget to subscribe here
and leave a review.​​​​

***This podcast is produced, edited and mixed by Alex Mabilon***

CoreWalking Program: 

Pain Relief One Simple Step at a Time

It isn't all that hard to make changes to the way you walk and experience less pain, greater mobility, and better energy.

Walking is the best way to bring permanent change to the body because we all do it, and we do it over and over again...

Copyright 2018, Corewalking   -   Disclaimer