Rita has definitely surprised me this past month. Her recovery has been a lot quicker than I expected. After 1 week she was already walking without crutches and continues to improve her ankle movement/strength. I’d be more than happy for her to continue to surpass my expectations!
Rita’s progress so far:
- Walking without crutches and with no limp.
- Heaps more movement in the ankle (as shown below).
Week 1, 2 , 4. Definitely more movement.
- Week 2 – in the video below.
- Week 4 – changed double leg heel raise to single leg as the exercise was getting too easy.
I know I promised a hydrotherapy video for you guys this week but I lied. The video quality was too poor. Soon I will be blogging about a wrestler recovering from a leg fracture (what a coincidence) and I’ll make sure I post up his hydrotherapy video.
Anyway Rita hasn’t been to the hydrotherapy pool since our first session 2 weeks ago. Mainly because of the inconvenience. Instead she has been doing her ankle range of motion exercises in her spa. If her ankle movements/strength were not improving then I’d really be pushing her to get into the pool. But she is improving a lot quicker than I expected so exercises in the hydrotherapy pool are not absolutely necessary at this stage.
In 2 weeks – Review with her doctor. They will probably take an x-ray to see how the fracture is healing. If it is healing well then Rita will be able to start light jogging.
In 6-8 weeks – Normal running.
In 8-10 weeks – Back to BJJ.
I’ll keep you updated with the progress.