Fitness

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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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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Physical Therapy Baby Steps

December 12, 2016 Fitness

My first three weeks of physical therapy after my L4/L5 microdiscectomy and L5/S1 microdecompression.

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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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Disc Extrusion: A Neurosurgeon’s Advice

October 24, 2016 Fitness

Visit with a neurosurgeon for my disc extrusion that’s causing weakness in my left leg.

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A Good Talk

October 19, 2016 Fitness

Getting some perspective on surgeons and possible microdiscectomy surgery from my sports medicine doctor.

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Still in Limbo

October 16, 2016 Fitness

Two different opinions on what I should do about my extruded disc that’s causing weakness in my leg and foot.

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Mending my Back: Injections, Pros and Cons of Surgery

October 9, 2016 Fitness

Looking into the pros and cons of decompressive surgery for a herniated disc while waiting to see how it recovers on its own.

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Therapeutic Yoga and other Easy Exercise

September 26, 2016 Fitness

Trying to stay a little active as I work through a back injury.

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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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