Keeping it Off
A truly excellent physical therapist could, perhaps, help you increase your willingness to endure a bit more pain while you increase your strength. It can be extremely hard to find the right person to work with you, but when that happens...wow. So worth it. I was almost immobilized with back pain, and tried several PTs before I connected with a woman who inspired me and worked really hard to create therapeutic/healing routines for me that worked. I've seen similar results for others. I know yours is a unique pathology, but I can't help thinking you deserve much better treatment.--Robin
Hey Robin-- I had that PT once. She brought me out of depths of despair after they yanked my 3rd ACL. By summer I was the buffest I had ever been. Unfortunately I no longer have that health insurance and am limited by the red tape of my health insurance company and my PCP. Sigh. I am not going to pay 20$ for a 30 minute appointment that consists of 10 minutes of warm up. 10 minutes of actual exercise and then 10 minutes of icing. Sigh. I need some motivation though. My therapist is convinced I'll find it again. I suspect that's possible. These shots are certainly doing their job! Less pain makes for a happier and more willing Sarah.
I was going to a great PT program, but was just cut off by my insurance. Now I'm struggling with maintaining the discipline at home to keep up with the exercises. I should also really get that pool membership so I could do the pool exercises as well. Perhaps we could help motivate one another.
The buddy system is working great for my girlfriend and me, in terms of making motivation a non issue. We have a set time we get together every week day (6:45 am). I know, EEEEK. But actually it's SO. MUCH. FUN!!! She's in much better shape than I am, and she doesn't have the kind of pain issues I do, but we've created ways to get around those challenges. Our routine has really strengthened our friendship too. I hope you can find something that helps you turn your own PT into playtime. (You too Melissa!)--Robin
why are we not at least lifting together?
Hey...if we give Steve Jobs a little time he might just do it. ;) Or virtual knees...could that work? Just kiddin'..
I know that because is not an answer. But because.
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