Category: Rehab

Vlog update: 6 month post RTKR

I’m getting asked how did I do it, how is it I’m doing so well.. etc etc. So as well as a progress update, here’s a few journey reminders and some stern words! Beware, expletives used in this video update but I really feel…

Indoor bike progressions for flexion and strength

The indoor bike was the single best form of exercise for me to increase knee flexion. From around 8 weeks post op, I rode the bike every single day. Here’s how I progressed the exercise to improve flexion and strength / tolerance in the…

Setting giant goals: never let a TKR stop you!

If you have followed my journey so far, you will know that I am not one to easily take no for an answer. So therefore when I make goals – they are GIANT goals. I am a very goal driven person, it is something…

Exercise program: building balance and strength

This week I went to get another opinion because I did not believe the program I had was challenging enough or specific enough to my particular problems: Muscle atrophy Lack of balance and proprioception

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…

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…

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…

No, I’m sorry, I disagree

I feel like this might be a repetitive phrase of mine lately when it comes to dealing with medical professionals. Sometimes I feel like I might just be deliberately argumentative, and other times I really don’t think they understand which page I am currently…

Vlog update: almost 4 months post op

This is a pretty major update because there is a question that I was asked right back at the start of this journey that I can finally confidently answer.

Vlog: week 14 Post RTKR

This week I reflect on the progress so far, where I’m at, the changes that have taken place and where I still want to get to.