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Mike Lowell’s road back

10.30.08 at 7:45 pm ET
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For whomever might be interested, here is a very small snapshot of some of the rehab work Mike Lowell did over the past week at Fenway Park before heading home to Florida Thursday …

Assistant trainer Mike Reinold stretching Mike Lowell's injured hip

Assistant trainer Mike Reinold stretching Mike Lowell's injured hip

 

Mike Lowell is administered cold compression to his injured hip

Mike Lowell is administered cold compression to his injured hip

 

Assistant trainer Mike Reinold assists Mike Lowell in administering the brace the third baseman will be using to stay mobile while rehabbing his injured hip

Assistant trainer Mike Reinold assists Mike Lowell in administering the brace the third baseman will be using to stay mobile while rehabbing his injured hip

From Red Sox assistant trainer Mike Reinold: “Early in the rehabilitation program the emphasis is on recovering from the trauma of the surgery itself (ice, compression, gentle range of motion exercises), restoring motion and muscle activity of his hip and entire lower extremity (basic isometric exercises for the hip and strengthening of his other leg muscles) and normalizing his gait (crutches and exercises to help him walk normal again). Once this initial period is over, we can begin to emphasis more of the strength and balance of his legs and core, which will be a several week phase. He can then begin to integrate his normal offseason and baseball activities. At the end of the program, he will likely be even stronger and agile than before.”

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