May 19 2013

lucasl

home therapy sessions:)

Posted at 1:23 pm under Uncategorized

As I am still unable to drive, I’ve been doing the basics of ATR therapy at home until schedules ease for myself and family.  A dear friend who happens to be a PT has done my initial measurements and given me some great exercises to work on until outpatient PT begins.

She also did some amazing myofascial release on the affected leg from the knee all the way to my toes~ WHAT AN AMAZING, HELPFUL PAINREDUCING EXPERIENCE!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS. It was as if the “jammed-up” sensation in my heel,ankle and foot were released and lengthened!!!

Per surgeons okay, I have been walking barefoot around my home and even sleeping without the boot.  Although I am very leery , this actually feels like a nice change and somewhat normal again.  Walking downstairs is still very challenging to me- it just feels wrong and like another rupture waiting to happen. (Psychological?!)  Bit by bit I know it will come. . .

I am hoping to somehow cover the boot (any suggestions?) and do some weeding and planting of the beautiful flowers and plants I was given with speedy recovery wishes.  I have knee pads and a stool to sit on-but just need to get out to my therapy in the flower beds and such!!

Here’s to solid, on target healing and patience and joy in the process!!

:) Lydia

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “home therapy sessions:)”

  1. normofthenorthon 19 May 2013 at 2:18 pm 1

    I’ve posted my “trick” for walking downstairs when ROM-and-strength-impaired, on my blog and elsewhere (one of them pretty recently). Try it!

    I just put a shopping bag over my boot and tucked the top in when I was going out or into messy places. It works fine until you wear holes in the bag. And you need a chair or stool (or a stairwell) near the door.

  2. yakswakon 21 May 2013 at 4:29 pm 2

    Right at around 10 weeks I was in 2-shoes except for potentially unsafe situations. That included the time I went to play a round of disc golf at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco as part of my friend’s bachelor party. It’s a beautiful course in the wooded areas…lots of trees and uneven ground to walk on + the several cases of beer we decided to lug around :) I figured I would just dust off the boot when I got home. The thing got filthy but I had a great time. I’m not sure I would trust a bag over the boot since the rubber sole helped with grip on the trail or for the times that my disc went out of bounds (happened often).

    I guess for your situation being out of the boot inside the house, why worry so much about it getting a bit dirty? You can hose it off if it gets really nasty (like mine did) and let it dry off outside until it’s time for you to use it again…?

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