Today I worked with a client who has been to see me for several years. He is a very keen runner and injured his calf on a 10K. After putting on my HCPC Registered PT hat and completing a full assessment of his injury, advising on management etc. we chatted about scanning & habits.
This is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment, is you are not sure if its OK to physically do a lesson please ask your physician. However lessons can be done in the imagination.
This is an exploring lesson in sitting and prone supported lying. You may need to take a braek half way through to find a way to re position. This also links to a blog I put up There are some diagram for skeletons which might help your imagination.
This audio recording is done in sitting. You can either do the whole recording in your imagination if you have poor ability to move your legs. Alternately you can do 'a bit of both' , some in your imagination and some real time.
Progressing from the previous short podcasts this one introduces more movement developing from the previous podcast.
Mainly in sitting you will gradually work using hands around knees to develop your flexibility in preparation for easy effortless standing
Continuing from the original two podcasts this develops the theme of reconnecting to your leg after surgery.
An easy process which you may choose to do before or after surgery.
Usual reminders about care when you have a medical condition ask advice from your physician or physical therapist ad take responsibility for your actions
Arthroscopic (or keyhole ) surgery is very common for people who have all manner of trouble with their joints.
Knee arthroscopy is carried out for many conditions. This can include arthroscopy procedure as a diagnostic measure to clarify the cause of symptoms and also as a form of treatment where surgery can be carried out at the same time. If you are having symptoms such as swelling, locking, giving way or a sense of play or instability from a joint then you may well go in for an arthrospic review. People who have all stages of degenerative joint changes, cruciate ligament issues, cartilage tears & more may have arthroscopy. It is a fairly common procedure and this short series of lessons is designed to help you make a good recovery
Succesful rehabilitation after surgery is dependent upon many factors.
Some of those factors can be outside your control but there are some imporant processes which you can follow which will definately improve your chance of having the best outcome you can possibly achieve.
As with any process directed toward a medical intervention you mustn't take risks. It would be foolish to cause yourself pain or take a risk, so if you are unsure whether you should do these processes, then ask your physician or physical therapist.
During this process you will be working with guided imagery and the entire process is done in lying.
So many people have some form of knee surgery and this pod is written to be used in the early days when the muscles at the tops of your legs are not easily connected to your brain.
Reduce your activity down to be aware of the effort you make, make it easier and easier.
This process can also be used by people who have back pain hip pain or curiousity to discover how to stimulate their central nervous system to be more in contact with their thigh muscles
This lesson is designed to help you have a better understanding of your natural pattern of standing and stepping
You will need a space about 3 by 4 metres to work in.
You can practice with shoes on or off and it can be done inside at work or out in the green gym
It last just 15 minutes and can be done in a short break