Starting Physical Therapy

7 Weeks 2 Days Post Op

I had my first date with the physical therapist this morning.  Today’s session was just an opportunity for us to get to know each other a bit better.  It was pretty uneventful, but we’ve agreed to see each other again!

The PT logged in my history and did the assorted measurements to establish a baseline.  He seemed to be fine with how the ankle/tendon is progressing.  Per doctor’s orders, my initial sessions will only include basic isometric and range of motion exercises.  He is taking things slow to minimize the risk of the tendon elongating again.  I am certainly okay with this approach.  I was given a few take home exercises to work on until my next appointment and then sent on my way.

Overall things feel pretty good at this point.  My ankle has loosened up quite a bit since being released from the sometimes suffocating cast.  The tendon itself remains tight as I’m minimizing any dorsiflexion movements.  I continue to workout on my bike trainer, with the boot on, just to get the heart beating a little bit quicker.

Until next time, happy healing!

3 Responses to “Starting Physical Therapy”

  1. Tom - glad to hear that the recovery and the PT date is going well. :)

  2. You do seem to be progressing very well Tom, glad your physio is taking note of your previous history very important to take thing slowly but I don’t need to tell you that.

    Will let you know how I go on..

  3. Thanks for your comment Tom, hope all continues well this time. It’s been such a long journey for you.

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