Monday, September 22, 2008

A day in the life of Physical Therapy

So, when you go undergo rehab with Steadman Hawkins. You get to be treated to top end physical therapists at the Howard Head Clinic. Each of the joint teams have developed rehabilitation protocols for each of the specialized surgeries the doctors' perform. They work with all walks of life and levels of rehabilitation, from ordinary folk to elite athletes. I am always amazed, and motivated when working the staff. I have had the fortunate position to work with some of their top PTs, and I attribute a lot of my recovery, good humor, and subsequent ability to move through the surgeries to the Physical Therapy team.

Going to PT is an everyday job. For the first 3 weeks, I went everyday, including Saturdays and Sundays, two times a day. That was exhausting. Now, I go 4 days a week, for a couple hours a day. I am expected to do other structured strengthening exercises in the later part of the day, along with some activities on weekend. It is still exhausting and rehabilitation is an everyday job. Talking about nose to the grindstone.

1 comment:

Jaye Fiecke said...

Physical therapy can definitely be exhausting since it involves exercise, but I prefer to think of it as re-conditioning. It’s like helping your injured limbs and/or muscles re-learn what it knew before they were hurt. It won’t always be easy, but that’s what makes the end result all the more worth it.

Jaye Fiecke

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