I remember a conversation I had with a friend who is recovering from surgery. He told me that when he visited his doctor for a check-up, he was so excited to tell him that he could stretch his leg 90-degrees.
But when he did, the doctor was surprised and said: “Is that all you can do after all this time”? It turns out his homemade exercises weren’t getting him where he was supposed to be at that point in the recovery.
We laughed so hard at his experience and I told him that I would find out what he should be doing week by week to get his full leg extension back.
I was amazed at what I discovered about the estimated partial ACL tear recovery time. No wonder his doctor was disappointed.
Anyway, I’d like to share with you what I found out.