TKR Physiotherapy program: building flexion and strength

This was something that I really struggled with. Please bear in mind that I have had absolutely no medication (pain killers or otherwise) since day 3 post op. This may well have slowed me down as I was unable to tolerate as much pain as someone who was on pain blocking medication. Nevertheless, here isContinue reading “TKR Physiotherapy program: building flexion and strength”

FREE workout: Hydrotherapy: water based exercises for TKR

I grabbed the opportunity to be offered hydrotherapy at week 4 (ish) post op because I was struggling to make progress with knee flexion and was ‘behind’ where they would like me to be regards rehab. Since I have been attending hydrotherapy (2 x weekly ever since) I have seen huge gains in how theContinue reading “FREE workout: Hydrotherapy: water based exercises for TKR”

Vlog update: 20 weeks (almost 5 months) post op

VLOG update: I’m now 20 weeks (almost 5 months) Post op and I can now say that I’m actually starting to get my life back. I can also confidently say that although it’s been (and continues to be) a hard road to recovery, I definitely think it was worth doing. I was asked that aContinue reading “Vlog update: 20 weeks (almost 5 months) post op”

Vlog – weeks 11-13: 3 months post op

Weeks 11-13 Post #RTKR Vlog: coming up to 3 months Post op and some of those seemingly distant goals I had right at the start of this journey are starting to be realised. Plus.. I only realised today.. another interesting change is afoot. All my Vlogs, both weekly and daily (first 6 weeks post op) can beContinue reading “Vlog – weeks 11-13: 3 months post op”

Prehab: what to do to prepare for surgery: PART 1

In part 1 of my prehab blog series I will discuss what I think is the most important things to consider and what has brought me to that conclusion. I will then follow that up in subsequent blog posts with specific exercise suggestions. In the final part, I will discuss what challenges I faced inContinue reading “Prehab: what to do to prepare for surgery: PART 1”