30 March 2006
This sounds dangerous to me.
What are the risks of not getting any exercise for three months?
How much rehabilitation are you going to need at the end of 90 days?
the risks are: loss in bone density and muscle mass, which is kind of the point of the study. i'm in the control group, so i do not exercise and i have zero pressure on the bottoms of my feet for 12 weeks.
the first two weeks of rehabilitation is mandatory, but after that, they strongly recommend that i go through the entire eight weeks of physical therapy. it will take me longer to go through rehab because i'm not doing anything with my legs, but i'm young and strong and i should bounce back quickly.