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Why You Should Embrace Your Unique Journey

Why You Should Embrace Your Unique Journey

Why You Should Embrace Your Unique Journey

 

Every athletes favorite question after ACL surgery...


“How long until I’m back on the field?”


This is a question that can’t be answered with certainty.  And if a provider is giving you an exact date, then you need to find a different provider.  Plain and simple!


Working with and rehabbing hundreds of athletes following ACL injury, I know for certain that every single case is different.  This is why no specific date...


Prehab: How to Prepare Your Knee for Surgery


THE IMPORTANCE OF PREHAB 

Prehab: Is that a thing and do I really need to prepare my knee for surgery?

Blog post by: Kaan Celebi, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS

 

 

A common misconception when considering surgery for an ACL injury is - the quicker it is fixed, the faster I can recover.  


The statement above is wrong on so many levels!  When considering ACL surgery, especially when your goal is to get back to a sport or activity, preparing...


7 Lessons to Learn from Lindsey Vonn

7 Lessons to Learn from Lindsey Vonn

Originally posted on ZGiRLS.org, confidence-building & mentorship program for adolescent female athletes started by Olympic & NCAA athletes 

During her World Cup Super-G run in Schladming, Austria, Lindsey Vonn’s ski caught in the snow, blowing the inside of her knee to bits (torn ACL, MCL, and fractured tibia). Ten months post-surgery she partially tore her ACL again in a training run. Her hard work to compete in Sochi 2014 came to an end, and she underwent her second surgery in 2014. It was a long, hard road back… And then...


Finding Mindfulness Through Injury

Finding Mindfulness Through Injury

Originally posted on ZGiRLS.org 

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life (during recovery) pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.

My former teammate, Sara Brathwaite had an inner drive to be the best soccer player she could be, and through her ceaseless dedication, she became an absolutely phenomenal soccer player.

In her fifth year of college soccer,...


The Return

The Return

When your surgeon says, “you’re cleared to play,” a giant wave of excitement and fear washes over you. After an ACL reconstruction surgery, 6-9 months of physical therapy, you are finally ready for action. Yet, this is just the beginning of the next chapter in your recovery.

In the next chapter, we encourage you to maintain a quiet confidence by celebrating your progress, to persist when you don’t feel like you can anymore, and to know that you are not alone. With a series of ACL...