Workouts and Exercises to help you maintain your physical fitness while recovering from a foot or lower leg injury
I know what you are thinking: “But Caroline… how am I supposed to exercise without my feet?!” “What do I do if I can’t run? Or jump?”
Don’t worry! I’ve got a lot of options for you. All you need is to be open to think outside the box. Are you ready to explore new types of movement? Look at this injury as an opportunity for fun exercise adventures! Get ready to try new things and see what your body is capable of.
Done safely, exercise is an important way to accelerate healing. The healing process requires good blood circulation and a satisfactory flow of nutrient replenishing blood to the injury area. However, your exercise choices need to be SAFE, SMART, and not put ANY stress on your injury… which means you are going to have to get creative.
You must be cleared by your doctor or physical therapist before starting this or any exercise routine. The following guide is not to replace the care of a doctor or medical professional. ALWAYS check with your doctor first and remember: when you are healing from an injury, HEALING needs to be your #1 priority. Take however much time you need to heal properly so you can come back to full health. Pace yourself when working through this course. Your goal should be to come back stronger and better. Creative workouts can support you in keeping your muscles moving and your mind positive while you recover. I suggest previewing this course content and planning when to do specific workouts. You may need to eliminate specific moves or postpone some workouts until later in the recovery process. That is OK. This is NOT a race to the finish. This is about YOU staying in active and maintaining health while you heal. Don't rush. Take your time with all of this content. Listen to your body. I’ll show you how you can mix and match all of the workout options and exercises into your weekly routine to stay active, fit, and sane.
Always listen to your body and if anything puts your injury healing in jeopardy or hurts STOP. We don’t have time for you to get another injury! Honor what you need to do for healing and move mindfully. Once you’ve gotten the approval from your doctor, we can get moving! This section of our course gives you a variety of fresh ways to stay in shape while recovering from injury. You'll be BUSY keeping up with all of the fun fitness I've got planned for you! Are you ready to get sweaty? Grab some water and let's go.