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Rehab for ACL and meniscus surgery -Week 8

February 22, 2012

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Post-op Day 50-56 (Week 8) Routine schedule: Day 50: Massage, ROM, Proprioception, Strength, Day 51: Massage, ROM, Conditioning, Proprioception Day 52: Massage, ROM, Upper body, Day 53: Massage, ROM, Proprioception, Strength, Day 54: Massage, ROM, Conditioning, Proprioception Day 55: Massage, ROM, Upper body, Day 56: Massage, ROM Massage Work Foam Rolling / Tennis Ball: Adductors, […]

Rehab for ACL and meniscus surgery -Week 7

February 22, 2012

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Post-op Day 43-49 (Week 7) Routine schedule: Day 43: Massage, ROM, Proprioception, Strength, Day 44: Massage, ROM, Conditioning, Proprioception Day 45: Massage, ROM, Upper body, Day 46: Massage, ROM, Proprioception, Strength, Day 47:  Massage, ROM, Conditioning, Proprioception Day 48: Massage, ROM, Upper body, Day 49: Massage, ROM > The routine will stay similar for quite […]

Dear women, Stop worrying about getting bulky

February 19, 2012

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Lifting heavy weights will not make you huge. Here’s Holly, one of the stronger female clients I have, after losing about 20 pounds: Then this: Equals this: OH MY GOD HER ARMS ARE SO…not bulky. They’re actually that famous word, “toned.” 99% of women will probably never be as strong as Holly. Therefore, at least […]

One step at a time, one brick at a time…bird by bird?

February 15, 2012

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“…a life oriented in leisure is a life oriented to death- the greatest leisure of all.” This is going to be off-topic compared to other things on this site. Part of having a consistently updated website is consistently writing. Part of having a good website then is to be a good writer. Bird by Bird: […]

Rehab for ACL and meniscus surgery -Week 6

February 13, 2012

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I saw my surgeon at the end of the 6 week mark. So far, so good. My x-rays came back solid and I passed the Lachmann test. Both very good signs. I was concerned about some popping I was having in the knee but other people who had the surgery, as well as my surgeon, […]

How salads and phone numbers can make us gain weight

February 13, 2012

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The Dieter’s Paradox: How dieting makes us fat is a book by Alexander Chernev detailing how following conventional diet wisdom can actually cause us to gain weight. Below are various quotes from the book along with my commentary. “America surpasses all countries in number of diet products, weight-loss books, and radio and television shows. Yet, […]

ACL and meniscus surgery physical therapy days 29-35 (week 5)

February 6, 2012

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Post-op Day 29-35 (Week 5) Routine schedule: Day 29: ROM, Proprioception, Strength Day 30: ROM, Conditioning, Proprioception Day 31: ROM, Proprioception, Strength Day 32: ROM, Conditioning, Proprioception Day 33 ROM, Proprioception, Strength Day 34: ROM, Conditioning, Proprioception Day 35: ROM   Crutches -Eliminated Bracing -Only while sleeping to insure I don’t bend my leg excessively […]