Monday, May 26, 2008

Wall Slides

Use your other leg to push it back up straight.
See how far you can bend it??
Start here. Go easy now. Inch by inch let it go down but have your other leg ready to help.
When you have a PCL surgery, you can't use your hamstring muscle. So how do you get flexibity? Great creative!! You can use the wall and let gravity help you bend your knee with much less strain and if done correctly keeps the hamstring out completely. Use the opposite leg to help you get your knee straight again.

This is week five and I'm not much further than I was at week one. Last measurement was 95 after much straining in PT. The good news is my knee is pretty straight. The bending will come in time.

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