broken ankle

Challenge Penticton: A Broken Ankle Test Race

My first “race” after a broken ankle at¬†Challenge Penticton. I raced Challenge Penticton long course nationals on Sunday. ¬†The date was¬†exactly 20 weeks of recovery from my broken ankle. ¬†Writing all of these words in a post¬†are a reason to celebrate: ¬†racing – Challenge- anniversary- recovery. ¬†I am lucky/happy/stoked/motivated¬†to be where I am at right

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Voodoo Flossing for Ankle Range of Motion

Voodoo flossing to increase range of motion in my ankle I visited Colin Beattie, BKin, MPt, CAFCI at Synergy Wellness Center in Victoria, BC to try out a therapy called voodoo flossing.  Voodoo Flossing is a method using neurological modulation to help loosen and relax muscles to create greater range of motion in the body.  I did some non-scientific Google

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Broken Ankle Healing Using RICE and MEAT Therapy

Promoting Broken Ankle Healing Using the RICE and MEAT Therapy Protocols RICE is an acronym for REST, ICE, COMPRESSION and ELEVATION.  This mnemonic dates back to the 1970s when a doctor came up with this prescription for healing that became the standard protocol to treat acute injuries. RICE is an acronym for REST, ICE, COMPRESSION and ELEVATION and MEAT is an acronym for MOVEMENT, EXERCISE,

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Triathlon Cross Training With a Broken Ankle

A Broken Ankle Doesn’t Have To Prevent¬†Triathlon Improvements My triathlon cross training the¬†first three weeks after surgery. Cross training for triathlon with a broken ankle still includes plenty of options if¬†swimming, biking and running are off limits. ¬†I discovered there were ways to not only maintain fitness,¬†but also improve, despite my current limitations¬†in a¬†“not weight-bearing”

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