|5/2/03- Rehab Concluding for Ash
formal rehab will conclude next week. She has progressed through
a plymetric program and through her agility training. She will continue
rehab on a home-program for the summer. Dana did an outstanding
job with her rehab and is ready to begin a return to competitive
soccer. She experienced no significant problems or difficulties
throughout her rehab, which consisted of 4-5 days per week for the
spring semester. She will begin playing in a summer soccer league
in early June.
|3/31/03- Ash Progressing Through Plyometrics
|Dana has been working on plyometric training
the past three weeks. She will be progressing this week to some
more advanced jumps. Dana continues to do extremely well in rehab.
Beginning next week we plan on implementing agility drills that
will include cutting, stopping, starting and timed pattern running.
This will be the final phase of her formal rehab program. She is
also participating in spring soccer, limited to non-live situations.
|2/27/03- Ash Cleared for Full Participation By Physician
|Dana returned to Dr. Maharam for a follow-up visit and was cleared
to return to all sporting activities at just about 3 months post
surgery. However, we will be taking a bit more conservative approach.
Dana will not participate in the spring soccer season this year
as a precaution. We will begin to progress her through her functional
rehab more aggressively for the remainder of the semester. And Dana
can now participate in aerobics classes, so she is happy. We have
begun plyometric training and she is now jogging for 15 minutes
and doing the step machine for 15 minutes a day.
|2/10/02- Ash Progressing through Functional Rehab
|Dana is progressing very well with her rehab, and is actually
a bit ahead of schedule at 10 weeks post surgery. Her ROM is normal
and her quad strength is doing very nicely. She has been cleared
by her physician to begin working on kicking and dribbling a soccer
ball. Functionally, she is now jogging on the treadmill for 10 minutes
at 6.0 mph. Her rehab now also includes work on the slideboard and
stationary pattern hopping. Her rehab will continue to focus on
quad and hamstring strength and proprioception/balance skills. Dana
is coming in for rehab 4 days/ week.
|1/8/03- Ash Continues Rehab at Home During
|Dana is continuing her ACL rehab at a HealthSouth near her home
in Ringwood for the break. She will continue rehab 3x's / week until
she returns to Stockton when classes begin. Dana has also been cleared
by her doctor to begin jogging.
|12/13/02- Ash Makes Early Progress
is now just over two weeks post surgery. She has made nice early
progress. She is just a couple degrees short of full knee extension.
She is walking without crutches. Her rehab now includes the leg
press, and hip adduction in the weight room. She is working on the
stationary bike for 15-20 minutes per day. Dana has also begun 1/4
squats and some proprioception work. She will continue to work on
her quad strength as well as her motion in extension and flexion.
She will continue rehab next week and then begin physical therapy
while she is home for winter break.
|12/4/02- Ash Begins Rehab After Surgery
|Dana began rehab today, 1 week after her ACL surgery. She did
not have a meniscal tear. Her doctor has her using a CPM Machine
(constant passive motion) for up to 6 hours per day at home. She
is partial weight bearing on crutches and without any knee brace.
Today she has moderate knee inflammation and she is 10 degrees short
of full extension and has 51 degrees of flexion. Her initial rehab
will focus on gaining full extension, regaining her quad strength
and increasing her knee flexion. She will be coming for rehab 5
days per week.
|11/18/02- ACL Surgery Scheduled
|Dana is scheduled for surgery at the NYU Hospital for Joint Disease
on November 27th. She will be using part of her own hamstring as
her new ACL (hamstring autograft). Her surgery will be performed
by Dr. Greslamer, MD. She has made nice progress in rehab. Her Range
of Motion has improved to near full extension and flexion. She is
walking without crutches and her rehab now includes the stationary
bike, 1/4 squats and proprioception work. She will continue her
rehab 5 days per week until her surgery.
|11/13/02- MRI Confirms ACL Tear
|Dana returned to her orthopedist, Dr. Lewis Maharam, MD at Columbia-Presbyterian
Hospital in NY. Her MRI confirmed an ACL tear but was negative for
a meniscal injury. She also had contusions of the femoral condyles
and the tibial plateau, which are consistent with an ACL related
injury. The injury will require surgery.
|11/5/02- Ash Injures Knee at TCNJ Playoff
Ash injured her right knee when she collided with another player
during the conference playoff game at TCNJ. Her injury was managed
by the Stockton athletic training staff and she was removed from
the game. The initial impression was a possible ACL sprain and lateral
meniscal injury and she was placed on crutches. She was evaluated
the following day in the Athletic Training Room and the same injuries
Dana was reffered to Dr. Steve Zabinski, MD that evening for evaluation.
The diagnoses was made of an ACL tear and possible lateral meniscus
injury or lateral collateral ligament sprain. Dana has an MRI appointment
to confirm the diagnoses on Friday 11/8/02. Dana will continue rehab
that will focus on decreasing her inflammation, pain control, increasing
her range of motion, and increasing her quad strength. This was
our second ACL injury in women's soccer in 1 month and just the
second one since 1999.