Update: The email that was listed in the contact section has been updated and is now working.
Progress Update! (8/06/2010)
Hello! How are things? I'd imagine if you've found this page things aren't as good as they could be. Don't fret! Don't convince yourself that this is the end of your active lifestyle, because it's not! Only 10-15% of young (high school to college age) athletes will retear their ACL. If you live more of a sedentary lifestyle, the odds of a retear are minute. I know this is going to sound awefully cliche, but this is a great opportunity to learn an incredible amount about yourself. While this website will primarily outline my ACL recovery/therapy, please use it as an aid in the progress of your own recovery as well. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I claim to be an expert on the matters of the body. These exercises are what I have been advised to do by the physicians treating me. Your injury and circumstances may be different. Before doing any exercises on this website, please consult your physician/surgeon.
Athletics have been an important part of my life. In college, I was lucky enough to compete on the track and field team. While this was fun, I enjoyed all types of sports and athletic activities. This led me to intramural sports, such as basketball, football, broomball, curling, and softball. An old roommate once told me i was going to get my degree in intramurals. At any rate, life was good until a fluke landing on a missed block in basketball hyperextended my knee. I was left with a badly bruised bone, complex tearing of the meniscus, and a partially torn acl. Being competitive in the sports I was in, I was crushed and left thinking that serious sports for me were done, and even after recovery I would never compete at the same level again. Due to some hard work and determination I was able to return to track and field later that season. I elected to have surgery after I graduated college so I could continue running track and field. This website was made to chronicle my path through surgery and physical therapy with the hope that somebody out there might find this information useful. If you've come to this website, you've probably experienced something similar to what i have listed above. I wish you the best of luck in your recovery, and hope that the physical therapy videos and progress calender can aid you in a quick return to your sport, or whatever it is you choose to use your knee for!.