I completely rejected crutches, so the first training session began almost immediately after the incident. Getting into a taxi was a small challenge that helped fulfill a 20-minute walk to the theater next day. Such a stroll became a daily ritual for the following month.Walking:
I added bicycling to walking a week later. Pedaling was not so comfortable, I felt as if my knee clicked from time to time, but there was enough strength in my leg, and it gave me hope.Bicycling:
15-30 minutes a day. Low intensity.
While waiting for the MRI
results, we focused on one of goals set by physiotherapist Nathalie, i.e. to keep active muscles of the lame leg (Muscle Activation). Therefore, on the third day after the incident, we began to do passive exercises. These are: when a physiotherapist, acting as a simulator, creates resistance at different angles, and you fight in a lying position, involving only the necessary muscles.Passive exercises:
3 times a week for 30 minutes + Ice throughout the day, all week, every 2-3 hours for 20 minutes.The cycle result:
I have restored walking. I retained the physical form and regained self-confidence.