drove to physio last Friday….first time in the car. Was OK actually but wouldn’t want to drive too far. I wasn’t using my foot as I normally do I was driving whilst trying not to push too hard down with the ball of my foot. UK stick shift car.
Got a new physio. I liked him actually but again I feel things are a bit slow. At 9 weeks I am still doing only ROM movements and he didn’t really want me in two shoes. He said we will wean off the boot from next week. 10 weeks and he said we would still be taking things fairly slowly and eventually he would work the “hell out of it”, I quote.
I have been walking around the house barefoot and in trainers. Not for more than a few minutes at a time though. I can make it up and down the stairs but coming down I have to take one step at a time, standing with both feet on the same stair as I actually step down. Tendon still feels very tight.
He wanted me to hold my stretches much longer, 30 seconds to one minute for each stretch and he wanted me to push my stretches even more. the physio was himself very physically fit and I do get the feeling that once he feels confident he will really work it. I think he practices what he preaches!
Back next Friday so I’ll post again then.
Filed under: Uncategorized and