Archive for July, 2008


Week 12-Finally Back to work on August 5th(Injury May 1st)

Columbus, OH-Week 12 is here and progress is a slow grind for awhile. I am almost able to do a one-leg calf raise and I have my final PT session on Wednesday where I test out on all my exercises and have been cleared by the doctor to return to work on Monday, August 5th. I walk up and down the stairs with no problem, ride the bike everyday and do two-legged calf raises, I also lift up with both calves and let myself down with the bad one, which is a great exercise. My leg feels good but stregth and stamina are still lacking. I also do one-legged leg presses, calf raises on the leg press, and leg extensions. I try to workout my legs 3 times a week and I have been back in the gym for the second week now working on my other core strength(Upper Body). I still do stretches also but I have incorporated lunges into my arsenal of leg building exercises. Up until about Week 10 is probably the hardest but now it is all gravy. Good Luck to everyone and have a safe, speedy recovery..Too much to fast is not the way to go! 


Survey-One Leg Calf Raise..What week were you?

Columbus, OH-I was just wondering when the best time was to try a one leg calf raise. After reading about the most recent doctor induced re-rupture of a one leg calf raise, I went to PT. My PT told me to try and do calf raises with both feet which is fine, but to let myself down only on my good calf. I tried it one time and felt a sharp pain back there when just on the one foot so I quickly stopped? When did you try/do a one legged stand. My PT says that I have to be able to do three sets of ten one legged stand before I can try to run? Does that sound right? Thanks in advance everyone!!