Waiting for a Sports Surgery? Exercises for You
We talked to physical therapist, Nate Riess, PT, DPT, about the best exercises you can be doing at home right now if you are waiting for a shoulder, knee, or ankle surgery.
When you are an athlete, or an active person, waiting is not your game. If you have been in a holding pattern waiting for a sports surgery – we’ve got you covered with easy exercises to develop strength in key areas that will set you up for the best outcomes after surgery.
Get started with exercises
The links below are specially-designed physical therapy prescriptions for use prior to an knee, shoulder, or ankle surgery. You will have access to:
- Narrated videos showing exactly how to properly complete each exercise
- Guides on the sets, repetitions, and sessions per day
- If you prefer, you can download a PDF of the exercises and descriptions
Listen to your body
Just remember to listen to your body. With any change to your exercise program, you want to start slow. The exercises should be stopped if painful or once you become fatigued. It is normal to experience muscle fatigue and/or soreness during or after exercising.
We also have clinic video visits available with all our sports medicine specialists if you need to connect with a provider. Call us to get yours scheduled at 651-968-5201.
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