Well what a 24 hours we have had! Started with surgery and then finally home.
Thank you to everyone who reached out and helped us out today. Sam did amazing through surgery and we are on the road to recovery! Got amazing news with her progress and the healing should be count down tremendously do to the hard work from the first surgery!! I’m so proud of you Samantha and you are truly a warrior in my eyes. It has not been easy this past year, but like we always say, we don’t like things easy because we love knowing that we can accomplish anything!! I love you so much Samantha Willett and I can’t wait til you are out of pain and ready to hit the lanes again 💙💍💎💋💋 #surgery #acl #aclsurgery #warrior #strong #fighter #fishy #loveofmylife #wife #powercouple @willettwife
This photo was taken during hospitalization. There is the toughness occurrences ever.
My first surgery was September 7,2018.
One day three months ago I fell down with a dull sound. Cuz, I tore my right knee’s ACL.
Therefore I went in for a right knee’s ACL reconstruction with a hamstring tendon.
The surgery was successful with funny happenings and I have been proceeding one step at a time.
But unfortunately, I can’t play basketball and hard exercise for the present. I must do severe rehabilitation and restore function.
Even worse, it takes too long time to completely recover. It’s about a year.
But it’s okay. I swear I’ll definitely return.
And last but not least, I’d like to appreciate the your support. My family, friends, many bros, doctor, nurse, physiotherapist and everyone!
I’ll get to move on, and be who I am!
#acl #aclrecovery #aclsurgery #nevergiveup
There is NO literature linking knee crepitus with pathology. The crunching noise you hear can be caused by the movement of fluid behind the patella. Reassure your patients as it can lead to patients believing their knees are damaged and stopping activity! Robertson et al. (2017)
|| Setbacks & Comebacks || ••• yesterday’s MUA (manipulation under anesthesia) was a bit harder on my body than I had anticipated. It took me a good 24 hours to get out of the anesthesia funk, and today my knee is swollen and sore. It feels like a setback, and in a way, it is. With swelling comes limping and less ROM than I had when I walked in. With soreness comes hesitation in stretching and PT exercises. But, in the long run, this setback will help aid in my comeback. I have faith that before I know it, I will be back to kicking the soccer ball around, running in more races and climbing more mountains. For now, I’m going to keep building these shoulders and arms so I have something to keep me motivated 💪🏼. .
💥30 Minute Upper Body Workout 💥
- 5 minute warmup resistance bike •
- Superset alternating dumbbell curls with plate curls | 3 sets x 15 reps •
- Pyramid Set Cable Bicep Curl w/Rope | 3 sets x 20 - 15 - 10 - 8 reps increasing weight •
- Superset Cable Rope Face-pulls w/ Cable Rope Lat Pushdowns 3 sets x 15 reps •
- Superset Cable Side Delt Raises w/ Cable Front Rope Raises | 15, 12, 10, 8 increasing weight with each set of reps •
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“If you are persistent you will get it. If you are consistent you will keep it” - 68 Days Post-Op ACL/Meniscus ya’ll! I’ve made it past the crutches and into the independence stage 👌🏽This recovery has challenged me in several ways but I have managed to utilize my limitations to continue on with my fitness goals. While I continue to work on regaining my range of motion and strength back during physical therapy, I remain active at the gym through upper body exercises 💪🏽 Triceps, biceps, back, shoulders, you name it. I’m in. It’s important to workout without putting my surgical leg in danger. Therefore, these are several workouts for SHOULDERS that have worked for me. 🙌🏽 Through persistence and consistency, you’ll get what you’re seeking for. Let’s go!
Music- @ciara #LevelUp
❗️ACL Rehab - Quads❗️
💪Regaining quad contraction and strength is a huge component in rehab regardless of what stage you’re at. I’m often surprised at how people present when they come to me from other facilities. The quads (in addition to range of motion) sets the foundation for rehab. In the immediate post operative phase, I encourage my patients to perform quad sets hundreds of times a day. This by no means reducing the importance of hamstring, glutes and calf strength.❗️#WesleyTalksACLs
🏋️♀️Here are three exercises focused on the quads I like to use in rehab. These can be done in the middle to late strengthening phase but is obviously patient dependent (please don’t ask me what week she is or what week you can do these, the answer is, it depends!)
1️⃣ Single leg pistol box squat - a challenging exercise that I’m using to focus on eccentric quad strength as I have her slowly lower down.
2️⃣ Box squats - squats are a foundational exercise that should be utilize in every ACL rehab. It’s functional and is great for quad and glute strengthening.
3️⃣ Lunge to box step - I have no idea what to name theses but I cued her to drive off the front leg and minimize pushing off with the back leg.
🙌🏼 Tag someone who could use these exercises!
🤷🏼♂️ Post questions or comments below! 👇
Some chest and triceps edit, which includes some dancing.
For this session I played around with how wide I’m gripping the bar on while benching and decided to go a tad wider than normal. My chest and part of my lats are now experiencing a new type of sore I e never felt so I’m happy with result.
#noquit #noquitmvmt #beavisionary
Sometimes I see a contest come out and think #yolo
, I’m ready to train for another show or meet- I can do a lot of things now and don’t have a lot of pain anymore. Seeing the events posted for this year’s Florida’s Strongest Man definitely gave me the itch to go for it. But then I try things that remind me just how big of a deficit I still have. Definitely hard not to feel like I’ll never compete again sometimes, but just gonna keep on keepin’ on. #powerlifter #strongman #kneesurgery #aclreconstruction #9monthspostop
If you are on the road to recovery from a knee injury, then you may have been advised to use a bicycle to aid your knee rehabilitation. So, what are the benefits cycling offers post surgery?
🚲 Low impact
🚲 Ideal for remaining in a stable position
🚲 Recurring movement assists in nurturing joint cartilage
🚲 Variable resistance can be introduced
🚲 Efficient cardiovascular exercise
Always consult with your sports medicine physician on the best treatment options for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr.Moira McCarthy who specializes in ACL Repair & Reconstruction by clicking the link in bio!
📝89 days! ACL rehab - right knee. Pre-op
1️⃣Leg extensions: Up with 2 legs, going down with right leg only. I’m going slowly so my VMO starts shaking, and activates!
2️⃣Squats (uneven ground): Trying to go down, while keeping my right knee stable.
3️⃣Right leg: Using the wobble ball as if it was uneven ground. I feel that this is building my confidence on my right leg.
3️⃣Lateral squats with elastic band: Going for as many as I can, until my glutes and legs are burning. —
👀 Fact: I’ve been watching couple of YouTube videos about ACL. One of them is an engineer talking about, how an ACL can be combine with silk material. Keep in mind that, once an ACL is reconstructed the proprioceptive nerves are gone, but this is the only solution that’s available today. If you’d like to see the video type on YouTube “What is the Future of ACL Reconstruction?”.
#acl #bodymodification #rehab
Tips from an almost graduate school graduate: -stay at work after work hours to get homework done, it’s quieter than your house and people don’t bother you -use the stickies section on your computer or phone to prioritize homework -don’t stress -diffuse Lavendar or your other favorite essential oil -salt rock lamp 🤗 -have plenty of water -music to get your brain moving
Happy studying 😘
Ps - if you take 8 week courses online, NEVER and I repeat NEVER take two at the same time. You WILL go crazy 🤦🏻♀️
🙌🏽🙏🏽💪🏽✨ Thanks for always sharing my story and this fight !!!! Your support has been true since day one and is so appreciated!!!! This has been a roller coaster of a journey but it’s easier when you have awesome people lifting you up along the way!!! One day at a time .... we will get there y’all !!! If you are not following him you better get your butt on his page NOW and do so !!! You can check out his story RIGHT NOW for awesome transformation, as well as mine 😆😆😆😆He shares awesome workouts, knowledge, and so much more!!! Empower EACHOTHER 🙌🏽🙏🏽💪🏽✨
So had my 10 day follow up with the doctor and I got my brace unlocked to 90 degree and I'm weight barring with crutches now!! Have to stay on crutches for another 4 weeks because they worked on my meniscus but still I'm very happy and thankful!! #aclrecovery #gals_and_acls #aclsurgery #embracethescar
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BFR And POST-SURGERY:
Blood flow restriction can be an amazing tool post-surgery to help reduce muscle atrophy and increase muscle strength during periods of time when you're typically unable to load heavy.
However, it's important to note that while BFR has been shown to be extremely safe in a variety of populations, including post-surgical, screening procedures must be in place to ensure that the client is the right fit for BFR, as blood clots are one of the largest concerns post-op.
3 Considerations For EVERY Post-Operative Client:
Length of immobilization - The longer the pre- or post-surgical immobilization period, the higher the risk of developing blood clots. This can be compounded with poor vascular and metabolic health and age.
Injury to the Arteries - Arterial injury occurs either following reperfusion of the blood after surgery or during the surgery itself. Depending on the type of surgery (ACL vs. joint replacements for example; lower risk for ACL), higher levels of damage to the arteries may be present which would increase the risk for blood clots.
Increased Ability of Factors Promoting Clotting - While BFR has been shown pretty conclusively to promote anti-clotting, individuals following surgery are still at an elevated risk of clots for at least 6 weeks. Damage to the arteries can increase clotting factors due to the inability of the arterial cells to dilate.
Taking into consideration these factors, each patient should be screened thoroughly prior to using BFR and a correspondence with the surgeon for ALL post-operative cases should be routine practice. As there are many precautions for BFR use, having a thorough medical history of each candidate can mitigate risk and reduce the likelihood of major adverse events associated with BFR.
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follow-up today. stitches removed after another set of x-rays. the PA showed me #surgery
photos so i could see my fucked up #ACL
and my ligament graft, then showed me the x-rays so i could see the button and screw holding the graft in place. we talked about my swelling, range of motion, pain levels, etc, and he said i'm doing better than a lot of people would be at this point, so that's promising. i've been given the green light to resume PT and work toward getting out of the brace.
after my appointment, justin took me to tj maxx to buy some more brace-friendly shoes [my beloved boots are too cumbersome], then #starbucks
for a little #treat
. today was my first real adventure out of the house since #surgery
. i'm exhausted, but it feels good to #getoutofthehouse
#dailyphoto #kneeinjury #surgeryrecovery #aclsurgery #aclrecovery #chailatte
O N T H E R O A D TO R E C O V E R Y Charlie Daniels 1st walk in a month, since his surgery. A very slow walk, but I saw no limping today. His leg is still quite sore, but it’s the 1st time he’s looked sure footed. He’s lost weight (muscle), but I would too if I had “bed” rest for a month. He’s happy though! He’s had to be carried out of the house for bathroom breaks since his surgery. That ends today and my back is forever grateful. I would do anything for this boy.
#aclsurgery #aclrecovery #rescuedogs #love @dawgtiredinc @unleasheddogyyc
Home 😊 Today has been a tough day in every aspect. I saw my surgeon about the increased pain in my knee. Before he had even examined it he said to me “so, we’re going to be scanning it aren’t we...!” He knows me too well...! 🙈 But he examined it and thinks the pain is most likely in my MCL and he thinks it’s just inflammation that should settle down on its own if I keep off the impact and open chain exercises. He said it definitely doesn’t seem to be pain in the medical meniscus, which I was worried about, and he also said it’s unlikely to be down to anything I’m specifically doing, which is also good as I was concerned my technique doing something or my walking etc was causing the problem. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If the pain doesn’t settle he said he can give me a cortisone injection that will resolve it. He said he suspected we would have some more issues as we increased activity given the complexity of my injuries and reminded me that my knee has gone through a lot with having a second surgery but that I’m doing well and so I shouldn’t be disheartened.... (and that I should keep being sensible with my rehab...obviously!! ) He said he can see all the work I’ve put into rebuilding my quad, which was nice, and so I felt like a good little patient! 😇 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So, I’m obviously getting an MRI scan on Friday, just to be sure there’s nothing else going on... 🤞 I asked him if he had missed me to which he responded that he hasn’t been given the time to miss me...(rude!) folllowed by a comment that my insurance company must love me...! 👍 Hello MRI scan number 6....! 👋- it will be nice to see the girl who works in the imaging area as she will likely have missed me too....! Do the words DRAMA and QUEEN spring to mind...?!? 👸 I don’t even care as it’s my knee and it really matters to me, just in case anyone who follows me was in any doubt of this fact.... 🙈😂
1 week post acl op, front vs back of my knee. First visit to #physio
who says it’s more swollen than she would like and to rest it more 🙄 movement goes 0-110 degrees though 👍🏻
Gooddddd moorrrrrniiinggg! 😁 • Black coffee ☕️ • PROATS (protein&oats) •grapefruit .
DID YOU KNOW !!!.......
Consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice may also extend caffeine levels and effects of caffeine. Grapefruit has a compound called narangin that helps slow the clearance of caffeine (and toxins) from your system. If you eat a small piece of grapefruit in the morning with your coffee, or take some grapefruit seed extract, you can make the caffeine stay in your bloodstream for longer than it otherwise would.
writes, “Writing on behalf of my son, EthanJordan
Power lifting and football loving 15 year old.
I just transferred Ethan to a new school for better football opportunities.
He’s a sophomore and while Ethan is an ineligible football player due to our transfer, he was still able to practice.
First practice at our new school, Ethan tore his ACL and meniscus.
We are 3 days post surgery and have a very long road ahead.
Here’s to being even better than before!!!” #aclrecoveryclub #aclrecovery #aclsurgery #acl
Assessing return-to-play readiness is key for athletes. Go back too soon and you risk re-injury. That was the case for Sophie, a collegiate soccer player, who suffered a second ACL injury after returning too soon. She (and her Orthopedic surgeon), turned to dorsaVi, gaining an accurate assessment and figuring out the exact moment she was ready to return. Watch the webinar, on-demand *LINK IN BIO*
This is absolutely right! Insurance does NOT have your best interest as their priority. At Puckett PT, we work for YOU, and NOT your insurance company. I specialize in ACL rehab and will fill in the gap if insurance has cut you off!
I posted this the other day on #Twitter
because I keep hearing people talk about the failure rates after an ACL.⠀
I feel like 1 major reason why people are failing within the 1st 1-2 years after returning is because they get back on the field with residual weakness.⠀
When the patient's insurance runs out, they workout on their own or often seek out a personal trainer to help them.⠀
I feel we as PT's can do a much better job at showing our value to our patients by keeping them under our care an progressing them back to their sport. ⠀
If we don't have the facilities to do this, then we must work with others in our region to help our clients get the bes care possible.⠀
, we often get referrals from area clinicians asking to take over their client's care and advance them back to their sport. I definitely respect that clinician for recognizing their care may not be the best for the client at that time in the rehab process.⠀
Do you utilize clinicians in your area in these situations? Do you think we could improve our ACL outcomes if we did this more?⠀
Let's discuss this below and make sure we have a plan in place when that 2-3 month rehab phase approaches. Tag a friend who m ay benefit from this post...thanks!⠀
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