August 19, 2007

Post-ACL Update

Well, it's been awhile since I posted... maybe it's because it's summer and all I've been doing is working and rehabbing my knee.

It's been 13 weeks since my ACL reconstruction / meniscus repair surgery and I feel pretty good about where I'm at in terms of my progress. My range of motion is nearly back to 100% and I don't find myself thinking too much about the knee anymore.

I've been doing a lot of balancing exercises to help me stabilize the knee, and of course riding the exercise bike almost daily. In particular I like using a Bosu ball as you really have to get in balance, which will improve my skiing.

I've also been concetrating on weight training and do a lot of sets (leg press, leg curl, squats) on one leg (obviously the repaired one), and rebuilding the muscle in the injured leg is a priority.

I'm feeling good about being ready for the season, and can't wait for the snow to start falling.

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