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Archive for April 1st, 2009

First PT-9 weeks

Wow, what a difference a few days can make.  Progress feels good.  I’m just about 9 weeks since surgery and just started PT today.  The first session was so helpful.  I was treated with a great session including massage, stretches, lots of education about what works well for stretches/exercises, ultrasound, and STEM.  All in all, it was very encouraging and I am feeling more confident in my ability to fully recover.  Learning to walk properly again is my first challenge. I also discovered that my good leg is very tight with only about 9% dorsiflexion when it should be closer to 15%.  So now I have some work to do on my good leg to build up more flexibility and strengthen my other Achilles to hopefully to prevent this from happening again. In case there are any other ATR’s here in the Twin Cities, I recommend Jon Groskreutz-from OSI Physical Therapy-he does a great job understanding the situation and setting up a plan for progress.  Cheers!