Got the Go ahead to return to sports!

I have to share this, as I reached a crucial milestone yesterday - got the go ahead to return to training with the team! Yes, I know I’ve been training with the team and playing a couple of times on grass and sand, but I needed this clearance from an expert.
So, after yesterday’s session with [...]

5 months post-op

Yesterday marked exactly 5 months after surgery. How are things?

Two weeks ago, I started a dynamic rehab program developed by a skilled sports rehab expert. Normally, this would be 8-week program 5-6 times a week. In my case, however, it’s a 4-week program 3 times per week on my own - according to the program [...]

Week 16

Well, it’s Week 16 post-op now. Here’s the latest update.
It’s been almost 2 weeks since I was finally able to do single-leg calf-raises on the ATR leg! Happened unexpectedly and never left. Happy to be working more on my calves. My healing leg does not get swollen anymore, which gave way to 2 things:

you can [...]

Almost 12 weeks post-op

So, I’m in the middle of Week 12 after surgery.
I’ve been continuing doing stretching and strengthening exercises (with resistance bands) at least twice a day, I’ve been going to the gym 2-3 times a week and swimming 2-3 times a week. Here’s where I am today and what I can now do:

Full squat with 50 [...]

My ATR update: 9 weeks post op

A quick update on the recovery
I am now on Week 9 post-op, with Week 10 starting tomorrow. Last week I went to see my doc and got clearance to FWB, walking with a cane/crutch. I got permission to swim, ride bicycle, which I immediately started doing.
So what’s now?

I continue stretching/strengthening exercises at home at least [...]

My ATR

So, here’s my brief story.
I’m 33 and I’ve been doing sports all my life. I play ultimate, but got injured playing volleyball, during the off-season.
Fully ruptured my left AT on Jan 24, 2018 and operated on Jan 26. Having spent 4 weeks in a full-leg, then 2 weeks in below-the-knee splint, it has now been [...]