Because the whole body structure is altered in fight or flight, and because it is not uncommon for these patterns to become our dominant movement patterns, there is a lot of potential for change to occur through motor repatterning prior to considering surgery.
One common area of surgical intervention is at the hip joint. In fight or flight, the pelvis changes position so that the femur is no longer able to fit optimally in the hip joint. Normally the head of the femur would remain centered in the hip socket and move in a rotational motion.
In fight or flight, the head of the femur may be compressed against one side of the hip socket, or it may fully or partially dislocate. In this case, motor repatterning can be an excellent option prior to considering surgical intervention.