Adding A Boost To Walking After a TKR

Just recently, as my walking speed has been able to increase, I have noticed that I can throw in a new move. During my total knee replacement recuperation process, I tried doing this previously, but was unable to due to the pain and decreased mobility issues. 🙁

The move is similar to that used when one is marching. (Yes, I was in a marching band for years. Me and my flute alongside all my band buddies.) 🙂 Let’s see if I can describe it, for the marching novices among us…

As my right leg takes a step, my upper torso is directed towards my right. And vice versa. It makes for a great workout while walking. It is what I call a “gentle marching movement”. It’s the kind you see when the marching band passes by in a parade while not playing their instruments. What even makes it more fun is the fact John Philip Sousa marches seem to pop into my head while taking my “walks”. Let the records show that I am a Sousa addict. Nothing like a good “Semper Fi (Semper Fidelis)” to get the blood flowing! 🙂

What makes this better than anything, though, is the fact that it’s a vast improvement over where I have been during my tkr recuperation. This movement has only been possible within the last month. So, it took 14 months to get this far.

If you are at the stage of your tkr recuperation that allows this movement, go for it. You may enjoy it. 🙂

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