Erin Newton is a mother of two exuberant young boys, wife of an adventure-loving husband, geologist, harpist and nature lover. She loves rock climbing, biking and skiing with her family in Colorado. She was raised in California’s San Joaquin Valley and grew up backpacking and back country skiing in the high Sierra with her parents.
She was diagnosed with hip dysplasia at 38 in 2018 and had a right hip labrum replacement and a Peri-Acetabular Osteotomy (PAO) ten days later. After a year of rehabilitation, she is still working to get stronger and is back to adventuring with her family. Having also had cancer and mastectomies at 28, she writes about her experiences with chronic pain, fear, mental health, surgery preparation, physical therapy, family support, nutrition, nurturing daily routines, coping tools, and seeking joy throughout recovery.
Erin has shared her beautiful story for our Stories page, and has developed many Expert Patient Resources for Miles4Hips, including “A Letter to Caregivers,” “Lessons on Healing,” and “Maintaining a Positive Morning Routine.”
You can learn more about Erin and her recovery from labral reconstruction and PAO surgery here: