Despite her brief moment of smiling in the photo, Janaye is “over this.” She self-reports this surgery as the most difficult one that she has had to date. Recall that Janaye has had many, many knee surgeries. (Read our previous posts: Part 1 & Part 2). Here are a few interesting points in regards to […]
Momentum, Collisions, Car Accidents, and the Advantage of Playing Sports Drunk?
That is indeed a very long title. And, no, we as physical therapists would never advocate playing sports under the influence of alcohol. Where to start… A few weeks back a patient and I were discussing the concept of momentum and collisions. My patient was involved in a motor vehicle accident and was hit by […]
Janaye’s Meniscal Transplant: Weight Bearing & Dynamic Balance Training!
Our patient and favorite medical exercise trainer has been full weight bearing for several weeks. She reports that her hip and lower back pains are decreasing along with her increased acceptance of weight on the surgical leg. Hooray for symmetry! Our PT’s have progressed her to some standing dynamic balance activities. In the photo, Janaye […]
Janaye’s Meniscus Transplant Saga Continues
Janaye is now past the six (6) week window of non-weight bearing required for her meniscal transplant surgery. She is thrilled to be walking, to say the least. Read the previous updates on Janaye: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Here is a quick update of Janaye’s recovery! 1. Her calf muscle on the surgical […]
Meniscal Replacement Surgery
One of the Medical Exercise Trainers affiliated with our practice, Janaye, has just undergone a meniscal replacement surgery. We thought (with her permission) that this would be a great opportunity to chronicle what she is going through during her path to recovery. The menisci are shock absorbing pieces of cartilage that serve to lessen the […]
Meniscal Transplant, Part 2
Our willing subject, Janaye, is now approaching two (2) weeks post-operative meniscal transplant surgery (see Part 1). Overall, she is reporting that things are going well. Her pain levels are under control. Janaye is bored, and rightfully so. Post-operative protocols for this type of surgery are highly restrictive early on. Only partial weight bearing is […]
Janaye’s Final Meniscal Blog Update!
Here is a final update from Janaye in regards to her meniscal replacement surgery. Take a look at the video clip of Janaye performing a “3-hop test.” This is a great measure of how a patient drives off one leg. She is surprisingly close to the level of her other leg. “I am 5 months […]
Rosie’s Rink Story 5
I went to do another stick and shoot, my sixth, and lasted about 90 minutes. I still move about as fast as a paramecium undergoing osmosis; however, this one middle-aged gent skated up to me and offered to practice doing passes. Dude slams pucks pretty hard, and I get a new appreciation for the sport. […]
Rosie’s Rink Story 4
As most of you already know, Arron Asham, #45 Right Wing for the Pittsburgh Penguins (Metis warrior and the Pride of Portage La Prairie) gave me his puck at the Caps Pens game last Wednesday. And yep, I’m still on Cloud Nine. And yep, I’ve moved one step closer to my own dream of playing […]
Rosie’s Rink Story 3
The Smithsonian Sculpture Garden ice rink is beautiful to behold and has a very mellow ambiance. While there were lots of little kids (as there should be!), there were no hockey moms or failed figure skating coaches. Thus, the kids were just being their silly selves, polite, goofy, and even somewhat aware of their surroundings […]
Rosie’s Rink Story 2
Yes, after 2 weeks off the ice due to the worst case of bronchitis to ever occur since His Holiness fled Tibet for India in 1959 (My throat felt like it had been personally visited by the Gestapo, my lungs sounded like maracas, and I lost my voice for 10 days), Rosie returned to that […]
Rosie’s Rink Story 1
After nearly two weeks of taking in His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings on peace and goodness and a mysterious case of hit-and-run stomach flu last week, Rosie took to the ice Saturday afternoon. It was 102 degrees out, and she couldn’t think of a place she more wanted to be. Yet, she was nervous, […]