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Why the Triple Hop test isn’t always a good barometer for ACL rehabilitation

October 6, 2012

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For whatever reason the Triple Hop test appears to be a popular tool used in the ACL rehab world. Primarily as an indicator for how well the surgically repaired leg matches up to the non. I suppose in theory it makes sense. If the surgically repaired leg can perform as well as the non in […]

My visit to the Washington University in St. Louis Physical Therapy Program

September 3, 2012

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This turned into a behemoth of a post. I started writing this on the plane ride home and well, the cute girl next to me could only distract me so much. Next thing I know I had 15 pages. (Remember in college how you had trouble writing 10 pages, double spaced? Weird.) There is a […]

Reconstructive ACL and meniscus repair physical therapy weeks 9-12 (month 3)

March 15, 2012

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Rather than continue posting one week at a time, I decided I would post a few weeks in conjunction with one another. Weeks 9-12 mark the third month of rehab. Overall, other than consistently needing to achieve full knee extension the first 6 weeks or so, this has been a pretty smooth process. I’ve barely […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]