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request for PT advice

June 23rd, 2015 · 7 Comments

Good news - I finally stood on my own a couple days ago, and am walking with one crutch (instead of needing two) today. It feels amazing to start checking off milestones after so much time without any progress.

Now I’m 6 weeks 5 days post-op, and my OS *finally* sent the order for physical therapy. Unfortunately, all the clinics in my medical group are booked solid for a month, meaning I wouldn’t start PT until week 10. This seems unusually late compared to the protocols I’ve seen.

I am thinking of paying out of pocket with another therapist until the one my insurance covers has availability. For those who are ahead of my timeline, does this sound like a good idea? If so, how often would you recommend going (e.g. 2-3x/wk)? I’m happy to pay for my recovery, but prefer not to be excessive since the cost is $80 per visit.

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