Zac Efron Shares Clip of His Recovery Following Knee Surgery
On Tuesday, the High School Musical alum posted a video on his YouTube channel showcasing a visit to do some physical therapy following his knee surgery back in February. In the clip, he makes his way into a gym on crutches admitting that, "Just things I can normally...I'm just used to doing, I take for granted, I can't do."
Inside, the 31-year-old actor does some stretches with his doctor in an effort to slowly get the knee straight while also widening its mobility. This involves applying compresses, doing some range-of-motion exercises and using a massaging device called a Hypervolt, which Efron appears to enjoy.
Later, the movie star stands for some knee-lifting exercises in order to help in the recovery process. He also strikes a GQ pose on a mat to do some left lifts.
Now, although Efron hurt his knee, he also took some time to do some upper body strength building while in the gym. As he lifts weights, his physical therapist suggests he try an RMT -- a rotational movement trainer, which looks a LOT like a giant maraca. So, of course, the actor takes a moment to add some fun to the proceedings, shaking the RMT all around!
Only one segment was left out of the clip -- when Efron ended his workout with a "Normanap." This is simply when he takes a snooze while compression is being applied to his knee.
Efron tore his ACL while skiing, or "shredding the gnar" as he put it on Instagram, in early February. Since then, and when he's not in physical therapy, he's been enjoying ice cream and getting caught up on Game of Thrones, which began its eighth and final season on Sunday.
Something tells us Efron will be back to his active outdoor lifestyle, which includes skateboarding, rock climbing, horseback riding, hiking and much more, in no time.
Before getting injured, the heartthrob enjoyed a day at the gym with fellow actor Nina Dobrev, which was filmed for his YouTube channel as well. Not only does Efron showcase his "Brad Pitt" abs, Dobrev answers tough questions like "pancakes or waffles?" to help her get her mind off of being in a chilly cryo sauna.
Check it out below.