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7 – My ACL Journey – Sleeping, Showering, and Riding in a Car After Surgery

9/29/22 – Sleeping Sucks I decided tonight to skip on the oxy and continue with just Tylenol and Motrin. My husband left me an oxy pill on my side table just in case I wake... Continue Reading

6 – My ACL Journey – Hello new ACL

9/27/22 Today is the day… and I am nervous AF. Had to wake up early, shower, wipe myself down with this antiseptic thing. Which, btw, takes about 10 minutes to air dry while you’re naked... Continue Reading

5 – My ACL Journey – Intensive BFR Training Prehab

9/26/22 Immediately following my injury, I transitioned my everyday weight lifting workouts to intensive BFR prehab exercises. There was so much atrophy that happened immediately after acute injury to the surrounding muscles and I knew... Continue Reading

4 – My ACL Journey – Prepping for Surgery

9/20/2022 I had my pre-op visit with the PA prior to my surgery. She went over all the things I may need after my surgery such as getting a handicap placard, setting up my time... Continue Reading

3 – My ACL Journey – The weeks before surgery

9/13/2022   I spent the next few weeks doing all the prehab things… squats, lunges, RDLs, BFR, and massively loaded my quads to make as much muscle gain as I could. I took a weeklong trip... Continue Reading

Managing Constipation Over The Holidays – Tips From a Pelvic Floor PT 

The holiday season can be a time for family, celebrations, and good food. It can also be a time for constipation. Between travel, big meals, and a change in routine, your gastrointestinal system can get... Continue Reading

2 – My ACL Journey – ACL Repair vs. ACL Reconstruction

8/30/33 Dear ACL,  Choosing the right surgeon is not a difficult task and there are more components than having the “best surgeon.” These are the list of things I look for when choosing a surgeon... Continue Reading

1 – My ACL Journey – When you broke up with me…

8/28/22 Dear ACL,   I can’t believe the thing I love to rehab the most is now going to be the thing I will have to rehab myself with. The ACL is one of the most... Continue Reading

Diagnosis and Treatment for Concussion

What is concussion?             A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury known as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Concussions are caused from direct contact or a quick jolt to the head causing... Continue Reading

C Section Scar Mobilization

Many people feel apprehensive about touching their C Section scars, even well after they have healed. However it’s not only OK to touch your scar, it’s good! Touching and moving your scar will help it... Continue Reading

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