Physiotherapy

My fantastic massage therapist, Andre, advised me to buy Traumeel, a homeopathic cream, which would help with swelling after my ACL Knee surgery.  He always has great tips so I knew that I needed to find this cream ASAP.  I immediately went out and picked up a tube of ‘Traumeel’, made in Germany, and started […]

My knee has had its fair share of icing the last few months.  I borrowed a friend’s cryo cuff for my post-surgery and it did the job.  It is a cooler with a cuff that wraps around the injured area, such as the knee.  You add water/ice to the cooler which cools the ‘cuff’.  The […]

I am back from a nice drive to beautiful Squamish, BC which is a half hour drive North towards Whistler from Vancouver.  Today was my 3 week post-operation visit to see Dr. McConkey (great guy and incredible surgeon!).  Dr. McConkey has done thousands of knee operations in the past 30 years! He is the Canadian […]

Here is my first You Be Healthy video!  It is a short clip of me on the windtrainer (my mountain bike on spinners) at day 12 after knee surgery. My rehab is going at record speed according to my surgeon! This is the low down on what I am doing: Using my regular supplements, plus […]

I’m a Miracle :)

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It is 9 days post operation!  I walked into Dr. McConkey’s office (no crutches) this morning and he raised an eyebrow and said ‘Wow, you are sure moving around fast!’…he then looked at my knee and said he’d never seen anyone heal so fast before. He has done thousands of knee surgeries! I just sat […]

I was at my local natural health food store the other day, and the owner lent me a great movie to watch – Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days.  It shows the power of eating raw and will inspire everyone to add a little more ‘green’ to their diet! www.rawfor30days.com Simply Raw features six […]

The results are in…and it is good news – I’m already weeks ahead in my recovery! I had my first physio visit today at day 8 post surgery.  The bandages came off and I have minimal swelling and can fully extend my leg and can bend past 90 degrees.  I am miles ahead of my […]

My ACL Knee Surgery!

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I had ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament in the knee) surgery on Monday and everything went A-OK!   Neither my surgeon nor myself were sure if it was indeed a complete tear, despite the MRI results which indicated a full tear.  My leg was pretty stable and I felt awesome!  I did a technical, steep trail run […]