Week 5 update - new PT and new exercises

I started with my new PT on 8/20, exactly 5 weeks from surgery. There is a night and day difference between the PTs and even their offices. Glad I made the switch so far!

In this session I had my first expereince with a graston tool. That felt good for the most part with a little bit of pain and discomfort. I also was given a band to workout with each day - 4 sets of 10 reps where I point my toe and slowly bring it back to neutral.

I also walked for my first time in bare feet. I took two small steps. Talk about a humbling experience and a good reminder that this is a long process. I was feeling pretty good in my boot and geting around well and not even really thinking about my injury, but trying to walk on bare feet made me feel like I was back at square 1!

I’m supposed to stand on my feet daily and slowly shift my weight over each foot to stretch the ankle out. That feels really good to stretch some of those muscles and joint that have been stuck doing the ankle alphabet for the past couple weeks…

2 Responses to “Week 5 update - new PT and new exercises”

  1. I think I will do some of the things you’ve mentioned. Just come out of boot at week twelve but no physio til next week. Wish I’d started bit of bare feet walking sooner , it is so different, as you said. Good luck and keep us posted with how you get on.

  2. Just something I noticed when I did the weight shifting, I would still force my weight on my good foot. I got over this by lifting my right foot to make sure weight went on my left foot.

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