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Old 03-20-2010, 11:50 PM   #1
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Cardio fitness post acdf

As I'm recovering from my recent c6/7 acdf I'm starting to think about cardio fitness rehab to prepare myself to go back to work. Had my 2 week follow up a few days ago and NS said it would be fine to do some light spinning on a stationary bike but that I should at least wait a few more weeks before I start to hit it hard and maintain an elevated heart rate for any period of time. Right now I'm just walking for exercise but am planning to follow his advice and start slowly on some non-impact light cardio and work up from there over the next few weeks. How are you fellow acdf-ers going about your cardio rehab or do you have experiences or things you learned from past surgery rehabs? thanks : )

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Old 11-26-2010, 05:34 PM   #2
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Re: Cardio fitness post acdf

1st time on message board and from what I've been reading, I'm doing pretty good. Had my surgery Oct 22 so I'm a few week ahead of you. Doing my own therapy at this point unless my Doc. tells me different. Just doing about 20 total minutes on treadmill (4min warm up 4min cool down) 3mph tops. Range of motion exercise for the neck area. (starts to hurt stop) Working with 3 sets 10 reps. of overhead and chest exercise 3 to 5 lb. Seems to be working fine except one night I did to much. Doc said "use your head go easy" Good Luck rj

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