Figure skating

Fourteenstep– Retry!

April 30, 2017 Figure skating

Testing the fourteenstep ice dance at the standard level. I got a re-try and a good idea of what to keep working on.

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Done with PT and Testing the Fourteenstep

April 19, 2017 Figure skating

Finished PT and looking forward to testing my Fourteenstep ice dance!

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Rose Program Redux

March 30, 2017 Figure skating

My first performance in a year, skating my rose program for a small local event.

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Hip Strength Exercises for Skaters: Gluteus Medius

March 14, 2017 Figure skating

Exercises from my physical therapist for gluteus medius strength.

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Cleared!

February 18, 2017 Figure skating

At three months after two-level back surgery, I’m cleared for normal activities.

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More Physical Therapy Progress

February 3, 2017 Figure skating

My latest physical therapy exercises– lots of ab work! Plus work for hips and balance.

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Getting Stronger! And On the Ice

January 8, 2017 Figure skating

Making progress in my PT and taking my first steps on the ice.

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L5 Weakness: Waiting to see improvement

November 13, 2016 Figure skating

Recovering from L4/L5 and L5/S1 surgery and hoping for improvement of my weak leg.

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Spectating and Waiting: ISU Vancouver

September 9, 2016 Figure skating

Report from the Vancouver ISU competition, and looking forward to Skate America this October. Progress report on my back injury.

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Physical Therapy Catastrophe

August 8, 2016 Figure skating

The horribly ironic end to my PT, and the beginning of a new round: a bad disc injury.

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