- Dec 11, 2010
- United States
My PT told me it was ok to use something to hold my leg in place when I did a heel slide--that way I could hold the position while relaxing the muscles. But not to use a sheet or anything to *pull.*You should never use anything to force your knee to bend beyond what your muscles do on their own. You are keeping your knee inflamed, swollen and painful. This is setting your recovery back and is no help at all. Change your PT or quit going. She's doing you more harm than good. She has not been trained for the latest way to rehab a joint replacement.I am using something to pull...a sheet wrapped around my foot because pt told me to do that.