Re: [olive] after ACL surgery/when to start climbing
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I had ACL surgery July 2010 and was top roping easy climbs by Nov. I definitely took it slowly and wore the acl brace up until about 8 months. I just recently started climbing with out it. Also I still don't boulder because all it could take is one awkward landing, definitely strengthen the entire leg first and relearn how to land softly from jumping. It's tough to start working on harder climbs that involve side to side movements because you actually shouldn't be doing that for about 6 months. Once you are cleared to start moving side to side i would focus of a lot of energy on that. It will help with the twisting of the knee while climbing and also give you confidence for harder moves down the road. Also, quad sets are the way to go during the first few months.
(This post was edited by rkuehn07 on Apr 14, 2011, 7:13 PM)
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