Despite my icing/elevation attempts, I have what seems to me to be a lot of swelling - I am all on my own and so up and around probably a lot more than is recommended.
That list of exercises are not good for you at one week post op. Since all PTs are different, there is no guarantee that they will ask (remember, it’s a request, not a command) you to do those. That paper is a one size fits all print out that they give everybody and very out of date, not that it was ever appropriate.
Movement for your knee is important and that happens when you are up and around, especially if it’s more than recommended. Because of that, and all your swelling, you don’t need to do a list of exercises. Being up and around is what I like to call “natural PT” and it’s all you need.
I started outside PT 36 hours after surgery. I now know that was way too soon. I should have been home icing and elevating, not forcing my unbendable knee into a car, then a long walk into the building, spend 45 minutes there, then reverse the process to get home.
If you don’t feel up to going to this appointment, cancel. If you do go, ask for treatments to address your swelling. Do Not let anyone bend your knee, it’s not necessary.
Try not to be intimidated by your PT. They are just people and your opinion about how it goes is the most important.
I don’t plan on going to PT if I ever do another replacement. My body will heal fine, and better than this first one I have, on my own at home.