1st PT appointment.

May 20th, 2014

Last night I had my 1st and very much anticipated PT appointment. I am 5 weeks post ATR and am still being kept at NWB for another 2-1/2 weeks. My OS wants me NWB for a total of 8 weeks before the foot really hits the floor.
I’m anxiously waiting for the PWB status and really want to get going.

PT felt incredible and I actually enjoy the “pain” she was putting me through. The best part was that by the time it was over an hour and a half later, I was able to flex my foot back more so then from when I arrived. I thought I would be sore today but I wasn’t at all. My therapist also said that while I’m sitting at my desk to keep stretching my tendon by sliding my foot back to just a bit uncomfortable over and over and then over again!!!! I did it and I think this will only help once I’m able to put some weight down. already looking forward to my next appointment Thursday.

3 Responses to “1st PT appointment.”

  1. davidk on May 20, 2014 9:12 pm

    I’m glad your 1st PT session went well. I’ve found my PT essential to my recovery thus far. While you might be able to figure it all out on your own (and some here do), I think it really helps to have someone knowledgeable demonstrate what you should be doing. Sometimes it’s technique, sometimes it’s having someone tell you it’s OK to do something that you might otherwise be scared to do. Don’t get me wrong, somethings you are right to be scared to do, but others are necessary to progress and you might just need some encouragement to get over a mental hurdle. Good luck with your continued recovery! -David

  2. normofthenorth on May 21, 2014 1:38 pm

    Webber, 7.5 weeks NWB is Cruel and (thank heaven) Unusual Punishment! And your timing is really all post-op, not post-ATR, right?

  3. nwebber on May 21, 2014 11:24 pm

    Yes normofthenorth you’re right. It’s all post op. My post ATR is 8 weeks. I was 21 days rupered before I had surgery. :-(

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