Went to physio again today and recounted my holiday activities from last weeks entry. He laughed and asked if I always just impulsively ran. Maybe he thinks I’m going to do a Forrest Gump or something! I brought him up to date on this weeks activities as well which was not much except putting the bad leg up 2 stairs pushing up using the toes. Ive also done some jogging up and down stairs.
With this in mind he had me warm up and go through some usual and new exercises. Warm up was the usual 5 mins bike, 5 mins fast walk on an incline. On the latter he usually watches to check the calf out which he says is coming on really well, it’s just missing a bit of bulk now.
Then it was on to the trampette where I jogged on the spot. He watched this as well and was happy that I wasn’t whimping out on the bad leg and the movement etc was even between legs.
Then moved to doing step stuff which was the usual slow up and down but then added to it was jogging up and down. This also went well and means I can start pushing them.
I then did some walking round on tip toes. Good news is that the heels are now high and level and stay there. Bad news is its still bloody hard work. He then made me do it with straight legs which didn’t work out as well as that’s really hard so another one to do whilst walking around in work.
I then knocked off about 10 single leg heels raises whilst holding the wall. Obviously nowhere near as good as double heel raises, but it’s a really good indicator for how well you’re progressing as they are very very hard to do.
Finally I was going to do skipping but someone had nicked the rope so instead I jumped forwards and backward over a line and side to side. He watched and I was slightly favouring my good leg doing them but that will change in time.
So, new little and often ones to do now are:
- Tip toe walking but with legs straight
- Jogging up and down steps
- Forward/backward and side to side small jumps
After that session was over I suggested I was ready to get back on a snowboard. Nothing major, just easy turns at the slope. After I explained the mechanics of linked turns (across the slope on your toes, back across on your heel) he agreed that it was ok and should be good physio, I just had to promise to be thoroughly warmed up. Woohoo!
No more physio now for 3 weeks as its pretty full up and I suppose I’ve got enough to be getting myself sorted with until the next round which should hopefully start me on things like intensive plyo etc