Week 6 and 7 ACL recovery

OK- it has been 7 weeks of straight rehab. The last two weeks have been quite encouraging to be honest. I have been visiting a massage therapist, (Rachel, over at Simply Massage in Breck) and wow… big improvements in my Range of motion. I jumped practically 30 degrees in no time. It is incredible how massaging the muscles and tissues around my knee opens up passages for the swelling to dissipate. No swelling means more mobility for the knee. With the swelling minimal and my ROM improving, I have been inspired to step it up in my rehab. More weights, more reps, more miles on the bike….. NOPE!!!!! Well, I had a visit/checkup with the doc today and he informed me that I am at a crucial time right now. Apparently my new acl graph is at it’s weakest point and now is NOT the time to push it. But rather slow it down. He explained that this is a very popular time for ACL patients to reinjure themselves because they are 8 weeks out, feeling good, no swelling, walking normally and ready to do something stupid cuz they dont feel the symptoms they have been feeling the past 8 weeks. Dr. Hackett, I will trust ya on this one. Would hate for that new graph of mine to be stretched out doing something foolish.
This will be an interesting week as I got the nix on pushing it in rehab…..time to work on the core. Got the ok to some core workouts as long as my lower body is stationary. Time to become unchubby.

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