5 Months Post Op: Now with More Running!

Everything is still going pretty well with physical therapy although progress is now much slower.  I am still struggling with my hamstrings particularly as it relates to bending my knees.  We are trying a variety of things and hopefully they will help.  At this point I think the limited range of motion on my right leg is holding me back from improving my gait as I do not bend my right leg enough when walking.

Since the last update I have noticed several things that are easier.  I spend a lot of time walking on the treadmill and ever since the surgery I have needed to hold on to the rails for stability. As of a couple of weeks ago I am now able to use the treadmill hands free which is a hump I have been wanting to get over a for a while.  I have also noticed that my strength is increasing as well as my endurance.  This has all translated to easier movements and being able to engage in exercise for longer periods of time.

Finally, my running is much improved.  I feel as though I have much more control of my movements when running now and it looks and feels more fluid.  It’s hard to believe that this was not possible 6 months ago!  I took a short video of me running over the weekend and have included it below.

In the last update I posted a series of goals that I hope to achieve.  I have not done an assessment since then so I will provide an update on how that is going once my physical therapist and I do the necessary tests.