Week 7 and PT

July 30, 2012 | |

I have hit the 7 week mark and really starting to ramp up my PT. I am going 3 times a week. I was pretty freaked out when the PT said “ok lets start walking” WHAT??

So after my initial reaction, I got up, and we did a lap around the office. At first i had to hold her hand but after that she let me go. Im having a really hard time bending my knee when im walking, not because it hurts (too bad), just because its really tight and Im still having the fear of a setback. But it was a pretty big milestone. The PT has been going as follows:

Scar and Calf massage

Active PF and DF

BAPS Board rotating 360 each direction (30 times each)

Regular walking ~30 yards

Walking in a straight line, heal to toe

Slow marching balancing on each leg for 3 seconds

Balancing on bad leg for a minute at a time (2 min total)

A type of lunge where my bad leg is forward and I dip down (not over extending my ankle)

Wall squat with a big exercise ball on my back (40 total)

Im still pretty apprehensive about the walking but feel I’m moving in the right direction.


3 Comments so far

  1. RipTorn on July 30, 2012 4:13 pm

    Good job - sounds like you’re moving in the right direction. I had surgery on June 16th and still have a hard cast and foot in forward pointed position. Cast off on August 6th and new cast in neutral position.

    Wish you luck and quick healing!

  2. pauls on July 30, 2012 8:53 pm

    You seem to be progressing well! Well done. I have done just over 4 weeks post surgery and the PT I have been doing is just ROM and placing my foot on the ground minimal weight on it! Dr hasn’t told me to do any of this been doing this on my own. Trying to build up the muscles again.

  3. atari breakout on October 18, 2019 4:21 am

    I know there will be many difficulties and challenges but I am determined to do it. If it fails then it will also be a lesson for me

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