Injury Rehab for a knee injury
Welcome to my Kneehab
I have decided to document my recent rehab process for my knee. I feel it important to document this as their is limited information of real world return to play. If you follow my Instagram account you would have seen a post showing the onset arthrogenic muscle inhibition (Blog to come on this) Post injury. With regards to the management of the first thing you need to know the mechanism of injury. From that you can really narrow down the possibilities of what has been effected. This is how the injury happened. Its hard to see but it was when the player slid in. I do know the opposition player and there was no harm intended. This is the game we love to play.
Essentially I had a hyperextension with a element lateral displacement. At the time I was unaware of the injury. Only towards the end of the match I started to struggle with deceleration. Then the following day the knee had swollen a lot. I had a lot of pain in the postereolatetal aspect of the knee. So first thing first was to manage the inflammation and try and maintain as much normal function as possible.
As a coach with respect to rehabilitation of injuries I have been influenced a lot by Bill Knowells. This diagram demonstrates how the injury fits into the whole training picture.
Within my loose rehabilitation guides I have created a fluid traffic light system as to where/what type of loading is optimal for this stage. As you can imagine this stage is Red….Very Red.
Whats more to come?
The plan is to take you all the way through my return to play for this injury and give you a complete inside track to everything im doing and why I am doing it subscribe to the my blog mailing list.