Another week of hard work and physio later, Olivia’s knee now measures:
Flexion = 101°
Can I get a “what what” for this lady! Olivia is now just a little bit closer to that ultimate goal of full flexion. I have to give her credit for not complaining when we make an exercise a bit tougher. Bike, exercise, sweat, repeat!
Can I get a drum roll for Olivia’s most recent range of motion update?!
Flexion = 94°
Slow and steady wins the race! It’s pretty impressive to see these consistent improvements in Olivia’s range of motion. Her next visit with her orthopedic surgeon isn’t for another couple weeks but she’s already surpassed the goals that were set for her! Full range is 140° so we’ve “got a little bit longer” but this knee is going to be golden!
This is a great picture. I say that because I didn’t screw up this week and measure Olivia’s knee backwards, hah! As you can see, her latest measurement is…
Flexion = 85°
Boomshakalaka! As these numbers improve, so does Olivia’s strength and, more importantly, function! She no longer needs to use her crutch to help her walk. She’s able to tackle tougher exercises. Guys, she will be doing dunks and shattering backboards in no time!
Guys, I took a picture of Olivia’s knee today but just realized that I had the goniometer backwards. My bad, I thought it was “backwards-inside-out-reverse” day! Although I admit my fault, I will not be posting my terribly unprofessional photo because I’m a little type A haha. Apologies! But I can tell you that her knee is at…
Today, I want to introduce to you a new feature called Follow-Up Friday! I recently chatted with one of my patients about doing a weekly update on her progress at physio. Without me having to beg or grovel, she willingly agreed to be part of our learning experience! A round of applause please!