ROM

Post op 10 months (almost)

Post op 10 months (almost)

Achievements:  Training with a knee brace Rolling at 80% Stronger leg strength- able to balance and attempt passing standing with more force Set- backs: Knee still feels stiff first thing (and prior to warming up) Makes squelchy noises when I try to walk on my […]

Post op- Week 11 & 12 summary

Post op- Week 11 & 12 summary

Achievements:  Continued reduction in stiffness A more equal weight distribution when squatting Set- backs: Noticeable twinge when turning on stairs (pivoting) Still can’t kneel.. Week 9/10 goals analysis: Start to do some more dynamic movements! Incorporate lunges into workouts Go for a paddleboard to help […]

Post op- Week 9 & 10 summary

Post op- Week 9 & 10 summary

Achievements:  Mastered going down stairs! No click when walking upstairs anymore Can do 90 degree squats in sets of 20 at workout style speed Scar tissue catching massively reduced- maybe once a day? I feel normal- in terms of day to day living. Set- backs: […]

Post op- Week 5 summary

Post op- Week 5 summary

Achievements: Walking without brace Maintaining control of swelling  Consistently with new exercises Got back to driving Can walk up and down stairs without looking special Set- backs: Very stiff without morning bike session to loosen knee Knee hangs take a while to sink into. And […]

Post op- Week 4 summary

Post op- Week 4 summary

Achievements: Consistent workouts Massive limp is now a small limp Impressed the physio with progress Set- backs: Diet has slipped a little More movement= more walking= increased swelling Ache and painful reoccurring twinge in left quad Not been consistent with knee hang exercises, so full […]

Post op- Week 3 summary

Post op- Week 3 summary

Week 3 Achievements: 130 degree flexion Short walk into town (woohoo!) Maintained a healthy diet. Feeling goooood Off painkillers Set-backs: Increased amount of aching and stiffness when waking Increased swelling after days of increased movement Week 3 goals analysis: Use bike regularly Maintain consistency with […]

Post op- Day 6

Post op- Day 6

Day 6 Another day of improvements. My ROM has increased yet again and I’ve managed to carry out all my usual exercises painlessly. So in terms of rehabbing, another successful day. But, another boring day. This has literally been my view: So… bored.. I’m not […]

Post op- Day 1

Post op- Day 1

 DAY 1- I slept good. No waking in night crying out in pain or anything. I needed to pee at 5:30, but that was it. Getting on and off the loo is a challenge though. I’m very grateful I had been practicing single leg squats […]

ACL reconstruction- Day of Surgery

ACL reconstruction- Day of Surgery

Surgery day- yaaay! Time for a new ACL. After deciding I didn’t like my birth one, I detached it in August last year after failing to sprawl properly on a double leg takedown (sidenote; wrestling hates me).So I’m up and at the hospital for stupid […]