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Date Posted: 16:24:24 12/10/03 Wed
Author: Mark
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Subject: Re: Rehabilitation
In reply to: Louise 's message, "Rehabilitation" on 10:15:40 12/10/03 Wed

Hi Louise

I'm not sure if i can help much, but i have two (very) close relatives who both are physiotherapists, of which i know at least one of them has helped ppl rehabilitate in the past, so i reckoned i might be able to help somehow.

Problem is, neither of them has much knowledge of English, so i would have to act as a translator. I just spoke to one of them about this; and she seemed to know what i was talking about (i wasn't, all very technical to me ;) ). They told me that -5 degrees is the desirable limit of hyperextension, any lower would not be good. I think DZ means that he can't fully stretch his leg yet (0 degrees) but that it's not bothering him on the bike since you normally don't have to stretch your legs on it in order to ride.

If i interpreted the question totally wrong then could you rephrase it a bit? I'm not a native speaker of English, so i might be a tad confused at what it is exactly that you're asking. :)

Anyways; hope your son is doing well,

Mark VdB

P.S. feel free to ask more stuff about these things, they seem to know a lot about it here, i'll try to pry some answers from them. ;)

>The following post is also on DP MB #1 --
>In 12/10/03 news, Dave Zabriskie (Postal/Berry Floor)
>is quoted as saying: "I'm still rehabilitating;
>there's still not the full range of motion back yet,
>and all my muscles aren't back yet, either," said
>Zabriskie in an interview with Cyclingnews. "I'm just
>working on the hyperextensions as far as the leg,
>though it doesn't really bother me when I ride, so
>that's what matters, I guess. It'll still take a
>little while, but I think I can definitely race."
>Question -- any ideas what DZ means by "working on the
>hyperextension"? The CPM (continuous motion) machine
>we are working with ranges from -5 degrees (hyper) to
>110 degrees (normal bending bringing calf towards back
>of thigh) for the knee. How much more hyperextension
>would be desirable (or achievable without being
>"double jointed")?
>Or is DZ working on correcting a tendency to
>Any personal or professional experience you can share
>relative to physical therapy and rehabilitation after
>transverse dislocated fractures of the foot/ankle,
>femor, and/or wrist would be aprreciated.
>Many thanks

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