Even with limitations, I’ve found quite a bit of things that I can do. I started integrating activities that would challenge my balance, work my stabilizers, and of course continue to strengthen my core .
Getting creative with my rehab and making it a little more challenging and exciting by incorporating strength, balance and flexibility into my program in creative ways here’s my report:
Still no jumping or running but in the meantime…
In Tai Chi I have progressed to using full weight bearing, range of motion, strength, balance and flexibility.
At Force PT they have the Alter G, Anti Gravity treadmill. I zip into the harness and the system calibrates my weight with the desired percentage of how much of my weight I can bear. As of today 5 and half months post op I am at 75 percent of my body weight at a speed of 5.0 for 45 minutes. This is a great tool to teach my body how to run again and develop endurance in the process.
Yoga incorporates isometric strength, balance and flexibility.
Figure Skating helps with my stabilizers and balance.
This surgery was a Glute Max (Butt) repair and that will be the last muscle that will work for me. Until then I’ve been strengthening every muscle around it. Often times this creates discomfort because my quads, hip flexors and hamstrings are doing double duty for that large muscle that doesn’t work to its full capacity yet.
All these modalities are teaching my body to move the way I’m going to ask it when all is said and done. Using functional and creative training methods to get me back on that track while keeping sane.
Almost there I can see the light : D
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DO WHAT YOU CAN WHILE YOU CAN’T DO!
In peace, health & with much love,
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer