@cstinchcomb, my PT has been very forthcoming with the plan of care. Focus is on proper gait and exercise to strengthen areas that assist with that. For me, attention to the core has been very helpful, as has attention to abductors, glutes and quads. I understand that for some people, this might not be a reasonable plan. I did all of that with Hip #1, and tolerated well. My issue is that the time spent in a session has been greatly reduced.You are the best judge of whether or not your PT is worth it -- but from here it sounds like it's not worth either the time or the Covid risk.
Can you correspond with your therapist to determine what they have in mind for future sessions?
Yippee on the .... and of course . Congrats on being able to get back in the gym.
@Layla, my PT is anything but lazy. He simply spent a lot more time during appointments, as did other staff I worked with, during my last hip recovery. It appears that the PT practice is cramming in more appointments this time. I know this because my PT goes directly from me to another patient. I am certain he does not make scheduling decisions, but rather, it comes from management.Hello and Happy One Month Anniversary!
Not only does it seem the PT you attended was pretty much a waste of your time, but I‘d be tempted to report that seemingly lazy therapist and your experience of 15 minutes of PT on three separate pieces of equipment. Needless to say, I would not recommend you go back, but continue on your own. Take it slow as it seems you’re doing and I’m sure you’ll do great.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Oopsie! Wouldn’t shock me though, as mine was. Mine was sweet, cute as a button with a great personality and sense of humor, but would put me on machine after machine as she sat on her computer. Always wondered if she was updating her socialmy PT is anything but lazy.
@cstinchcomb, nope, it’s not anything about the way the “prescription” was written. I have a copy of the referral order, and it’s a long list of therapies to be scheduled “within provider’s discretion.” I am not interested in asking about longer sessions. It was great last time because my gym and pools were closed. Not so, this go round. Not interested in pursuing any further sessions after the progress note/evaluation on Thursday.Sounds like you got a lot of benefit from the first go round; pretty much what I wanted for me. Ask them about the short sessions; maybe it's something in the way your doc or PA wrote the prescription. Seems like Lefty would benefit from the same successful treatment as Righty ... although, if it's not to be -- I certainly did fine with no PT on the Left , and only a smidge on the more recent Right ... so I'm sure you'll be fine either way.
Hope the air is OK where you are, and that you're able to & too.