Video: How can I keep up with all of my exercises after ACL injury or surgery? Advice and tips for exercise
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by Nirtal Shah - Physical Therapist
2w ago
Document We hope this physical therapy advice will help you keep up with your daily exercises following a knee or hip surgery. There are a few reasons why people have a hard time keeping up with their daily rehab programs: Pain: After any kind of surgery, you will feel pain in the affected area and you will likely feel pain during the first couple of months of the rehab process. What you need to remember is that the pain is temporary and exercises helps to reduce pain over time. The functional gains and the long-term benefit for outweighs the pain that you are feeling at the moment. Fear: Af ..read more
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How to Sign Up in the New Curovate Physical Therapy App for Knee Surgery
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by Milena Pilipovic
3w ago
Document Curovate is a physical therapy app for ACL injury, ACL surgery, knee replacement, knee strengthening, hip strengthening, and hip replacement. This blog focuses on how to seamlessly sign up for Curovate once you have downloaded the app and want to start using it. To download the app simply click on any of the Apple App Store or Google Play Store links at the top of bottom of this page. How to sign up for Curovate: The one-click sign in method When you open Curovate, you can use Apple, Google or Meta (also called Facebook) as a one-click method to create an account with Curovate. These ..read more
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How to use Curovate if the exercises are too hard? Curovate | Physical Therapy app for knee surgery
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by Milena Pilipovic
1M ago
Document Image by Canva One of the most impressive features of the Curovate Physical Therapy App is the evidence-based exercise stages that the app provides you with along your recovery journey. Once you input information regarding your injury or surgery or answer Curovate's exercise questions, Curovate you will be provided with a particular stage within the Curovate app with specific morning, afternoon, and evening exercises to complete. If you complete all of the exercises within the stage, you will achieve the specific exercise goals that define that particular stage. Check out the Curovat ..read more
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Video | Curovate, the Physical Therapy App, is completely Updated!
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by Nirtal Shah - Physical Therapist
1M ago
Document I am very proud to announce that after many years of work and feedback from people around the world Cuorvate is now completely updated! Curovate was started at the University of Toronto by myself, Nirtal Shah a physical therapist, and some very smart software engineers. Annie Mao, Harris Chan and Sherry Shi worked with me to develop our very first version of Curovate in 2016. Now 8 years later the company is still woking on solving the problem of global access to affordable physical therapy all while improving rehabilitation adherence. To put this is in simple terms, I want more peop ..read more
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Video: Understanding Numbness After ACL Surgery
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by Lauren Youssef - Physical Therapist
3M ago
Document Numbness is a normal side effect after ACL surgery. Why this happens will depend on a couple of factors specific to your ACL reconstruction. It can depend on the type of medication that you are given during your surgery and what type of ACL graph you receive. If you got a hamstring tendon autograft you are at a higher risk of feeling numbness. If there was damage to the nerve during surgery it may cause numbness or tingling. Damage can be permanent or temporary. Most people feel numbness in a little circle near the incision site or anywhere from their inner knee down to their ankle ..read more
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Video: When can I run after an ACL surgery? | Curovate
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by Nirtal Shah - Physical Therapist
4M ago
Document After an ACL surgery when is it safe to start jogging? And are there specific requirements or criteria you must meet before you start to jog? It is typically safe to start a walking and jogging progression at 12 weeks after an ACL surgery. However, this is assuming that your recovery has been going well, you did not have an infection after surgery and that the surgeon did not repair a meniscus tear. Even with all of that there are still a few requirements you have to meet: Your operated knee needs to be able to bend and straighten as much as your non-operated knee Very little knee p ..read more
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Things I wish I knew before ACL surgery! Learn about ACL recovery
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by Nirtal Shah - Physical Therapist
4M ago
Image by blanaru from Getty Images via Canva In November 2023, the author of this blog and physical therapist, Nirtal Shah, co-authored a research study that was published in the Canadian national physiotherapy journal called Physiotherapy Canada. The title of this research article is: The Lived Experience of Rehabilitation Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructive Surgery: A Social Ecological Analysis. This blog is going to summarize and provide practical advice based on the research study that can help you prepare for and recover from an anterior cruciate ligament or ACL surgery ..read more
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Video: How long does it take for my ACL scar to heal? Scarring after ACL surgery | Curovate
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by Nirtal Shah - Physical Therapist
4M ago
Document Two of the most common questions after an ACL surgery are: How long will my scar take to heal? Is there anything I can do to make it heal faster? You just finished your ACL surgery. Things are getting better, you're moving around more, pain is decreasing but you have this big ugly scar on your knee and you want it to go away! Is there anything you can do? The type of surgery you had actually can affect the type of scarring you'll have. The smaller the incision, this is the cut that your surgeon made on your knee for the surgery, the smaller your scar is going to be. Wound managemen ..read more
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Video: Can an ACL injury lead to knee arthritis in the future? | Curovate
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by Nirtal Shah - Physical Therapist
5M ago
Document Does an ACL injury lead to arthritis in your knee? Or does tearing your ACL result in getting osteoarthritis in your knee? If you are already confused by the terms arthritis and osteoarthritis....read on! The simple difference is that arthritis is an overall term that refers to many forms of joint damage and wear and tear. Whereas osteoarthritis refers specifically to a type of arthritis that can happen due to previous joint injuries, surgeries, genetics and results in wear and tear of various parts of the joint. If you want to learn more about the differences between arthritis and o ..read more
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Why is it taking me so long to get better after ACL surgery? | Curovate
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by Nirtal Shah - Physical Therapist
5M ago
There are many factors that contribute to how a person will recover after ACL surgery. The 4 major factors for recovery are listed below. The first 2 are things you can control or work on to improve your recovery. The last 2 are factors that you do not have control over. 1. Ability to bend the knee fully before surgery A study that looked at factors affecting recovery after ACL surgery found that people who were able to bend their knee all the way before surgery had faster recoveries than those who could not bend their knee all the way.[1] Fortunately, physiotherapy treatment can help improve ..read more
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