Well here I am, hopefully, on the last stretch on the road to recovery from my broken ankle. Started therapy late yesterday afternoon at the Arnprior Chiropractic Health Centre. Had an appointment with Dr. Philip Knapp and received a full consultation, assessment and exercise routine.
I have spent my whole life in gyms, exercising, running, cycling etc. and I might have been able to construct my own exercise routine. I decided that at my age I really needed complete healing, movement and flexibility in my damaged ankle so I elected to get professional advice from a trained specialist.
The exercise routine I received is graduated over several weeks to increase both the intensity and difficulty. The best part for me is that it is self- directed as I can do these exercises at home on my schedule. I have scheduled follow-up visits with Dr. Knapp to review my progress with the exercises, flexibility, strength and most importantly healing.
I highly recommend anyone who is recovering from a broken bone injury to seek professional help with the therapy activity.
Of course being that I am dustyoldchips I could not resist the opportunity to make my own tilt board. The tilt board known also as a wobble board or a balance board A balance board is a device used for recreation, balance training, athletic training, brain development, therapy, musical training and other kinds of personal development and therapy recovery exercises
It is a lever similar to a see-saw that the user usually stands on, usually with the left and right foot at opposite ends of the board. The user’s body must stay balanced enough to keep the board’s edges from touching the ground and to keep from falling off the board. There are lots of variations of these boards
I looked at the tilt board in the ACHA offices and decided that for me the tilt board was an essential tool to develop balance, flexibility, and stability. So spent some time this morning making my own board. Not glamorous but it sure does work.
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