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PSHUTTERS1
Posts: 7
8/13/13 9:33 A

Thank you for your replies. I'm taking it easy on the exercise. I'm just trying to do a few seated exercises to keep myself from being completely out of shape by the time I can try walking again. Thanks again.



LOUIE-LILY
Posts: 2,045
8/13/13 8:50 A

Seated SP workouts, Seated yoga.



MLAN613
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8/13/13 8:31 A

As others said, please, please, please get clearance from your doctor for exercise! We are not your medical professional and don't know the nature of what happened during your surgery. And I would be sad if anything suggested here caused further damaged.

Edited by: MLAN613 at: 8/13/2013 (08:31)


SATTVA
Posts: 584
8/13/13 1:01 A

There is so much one can do from a seated position, without challenging the foot at all. For instance:
-- Wheelchair versions of yoga poses
-- Upper body strength and flexibility exercises, including weight training from sitting and lying down positions
-- Upper body exercise ergometer for CV training
-- Resistance band training

Your physical therapist will have a million ideas -- just let him or her know that you are an athlete interested in reconditioning yourself!


Edited by: SATTVA at: 8/13/2013 (01:01)


DRAGONCHILDE
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Posts: 9,596
8/12/13 3:24 P

3 weeks out from surgery I doubt your doctor has cleared you for exercise! You'll need to consult with your medical care professional on when and what is safe for you to do. ;)



OAKDALE41
Posts: 934
8/12/13 3:18 P

My DS(16) had reconctructive ankle surgery in early January. His physiotherpaist was able to design an exercise program that worked aroung the foot. Check with your doctor and when he/she says you can start physio that is probably the best time to get back to exercise.



PSHUTTERS1
Posts: 7
8/12/13 3:12 P

I had foot surgery about 3 weeks ago and am looking for ideas for some exercises I can do from a seated position. I have tried the videos here on Spark People and will continue to do them, but am open to any other ideas. I can't put my full weight on my foot yet so I can't really do anything from a standing position. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.



 
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