Aug 19 2011

10.5 weeks, no surgery - first PT

Published by mtbrider at 7:33 pm under Uncategorized

Well had my first real PT session today. The physio was happy with my progress since  saw her 4 weeks ago.

In that 4 weeks I have just taken off my boot and compression sock twice a day (lunch for 40 min and night for 1 hour or so) and pointed my toes away and towards me slowly, wrote the alphabet and numbers to 100 with my foot, and pointed my toes left and right. Never did this to the point of pain, only the point of feeling things stretch.

So yeah, she was happy and has got me to do basically the same movements but with a black theraband which is the sixth hardest colour out of the 8 they sell. Usually she does not start with the back but thought I was doing well - Yay for me! I also get to lift my heel up off the ground whilst sitting down, and the other one is whilst having my foot flat on the ground I bring it towards me until I feel a stretch then bring it a little further.

I asked if I could drive, ‘no’. I also asked if I could walk carefully to and from the toilet in the evening sans boot ‘no’ (oops have been doing this for the last 2 weeks, and still will!).

So have next PT at 11.5 weeks where I get to go 2 shoes, SCARY!

Take it easy all.

2 Responses to “10.5 weeks, no surgery - first PT”

  1. Neville Clementson 21 Aug 2011 at 8:32 am

    Good luck with your recovery. I have my appointment on Monday and hope to start PT. Noting your comments perhaps I’m being optimistic at only 8 weeks since start of recovery. That walk to and from the toilet sans boot is also on my wish list especially as that walk usually takes place past the midnight hour!

  2. mrknox30on 25 Aug 2011 at 7:47 am

    MTB Rider,

    Congrats on your recovery up to the 10.5 week mark. I have followed your blog since I logged onto this site, after my injury. I too did not have the surgery. I am at 8 weeks now, still in the cam boot PWB. I will do my follow up in one week to see if I can move to no crutches. I started PT at week 6 and it has been a slow process and I am still using the yellow bands. Thanks again for posting your progress, it gives guys like me hope that someone just as active as me, with a similar injury has made it that far. There is light at the end of the tunnel, thanks to you.

    Mr Knox 30

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