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This is my feeling too. While I am a bit anxious about them forcing the joint for flexion numbers for some paperwork, I know I need help to learn to walk correctly with each new knee. I really want to get it right and I have so many bad habits. I'm mostly looking forward to rehab. I just need to have the right person helping me.my mechanics and alignment have been so far off for so long. I can’t do it without an overseer
This is all exceptional advice! Thank you for sharing. I'm the chatty sort (I'm sure you never guessed) so much of this gets shared randomly, but I will make it much more deliberate!Have a conversation with them about your thoughts and expectations. Make “you” someone PT knows by name....not by bad behavior or being demanding. Tell them of your plans to travel.....make them a partner who knows that your goal is progress without forcing for numbers or tons of swelling or forceful bending or...whatever you think is important. If you get someone that doesn’t feel right....ask for someone else.
It's very true that the choice is yours.Since everyone is different in how they recover, how they progress and their experiences prior to TKR, the choice for PT, no PT or some happy medium between these two is a very personal choice.
I have actually noticed the biggest gains in functionality come the day after PT...even if I am dealing with the swelling etc.
This is interesting to me. Both my PT and my OS said "when you feel ready". I'm planning to drive myself to PT this week. It's all quiet back roads and only about 6 minutes from the house.OS was displeased with me since I had been driving for 10 days. Official ok is a month post surgery.