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Title: Best exercises to prepare for ACLR
Post by: smileyselina on June 03, 2006, 06:15:26 PM
Hi guys

I am on a mission to get as fit as possible before my ACLR

Suggestions for exercises???

At the moment I am mainly cycling and using yoga balancing exercises as strenthening excercises

I cant run as my leg is not stable enough

Is swimming reccomended?

Thanks guys  :)
Title: Re: Best exercises to prepare for ACLR
Post by: deb123 on June 04, 2006, 02:39:00 AM
Hi, I just had ACLreconstruction done 3 weeks ago. Prior to the surgery I was still going to physio several times a week to prep for the surgery- Main goal was to have full extension and flexion prior to OR. Wrecked my ACL in Feb and had a minisectomy in March. So I needed to build up hamstring- definatelly need to do this especially if you are having a hamstring graft
- use low weights - and lots of reps each day
there is a website that covers some pre op prep - I saw it on a posting a few months ago
www.drmillet.com/image/59/acl.doc  (http://www.drmillett.com/image/59/acl.doc)
so with all the prep, I had a fairly fast recovery, now 3 weeks post I have full extension and 130 degree flexion. Still week hamstrings and quads though.
All the best
Deb
Title: Re: Best exercises to prepare for ACLR
Post by: smileyselina on June 04, 2006, 12:23:04 PM
Thanks Deb and really pleased to hear you'r making a good recovery  :)

Will look at those exercises and concerntrate on building up my hamstring and quads

Hope the rest of your recovery goes well.
Selina