Momma-me, your story continues to astound me that you found such archaic treatment in Rochester. Being on my second Knee implant done at Rochester General, and being treated with the utmost respect, and consideration, I can’t believe what you are going thru. I have a home care nurse, and a pt tech thatcomes2 times a week. My quad is very sore and he has me do a number of different exercises that are designed to ,get movement in knee, promote extension, and activate the different muscles that are injured during surgery. In no way ,and I repeat IN NO WAY, does he have me do anything that causes anything more than discomfort. If there is pain ,there is no gain. Like you hear from all the bonesmarties that have been thru this , over manipulation early on is non productive,produces pain and additional swelling ,and serves no constructive purpose. Couple this with improper pain medications and you end up where you are now. Many here do littleor no PT, and have successful outcomes. Some like me look forward to the PT sessions, even though I feel a bit sore afterwords. I believe that is normal after any workout, so ice and elevation are my go to place post PT. If I thought my PT tech was even remotely trying to push me into the pain arena, I would quit. At your point in recovery any pt other than GENTLE heel slides, and hanging your heel on table or armrest letting gravity pull it down. , ( if you are like me this is painful ,early on so I would only do 10 to 20 seconds at time ,rest try again for2 sets. Total.). Or forget all of this and just rest ,treat the pain ,and do gentle walks every hour or so to keep leg moving. I have same tech I had for left leg last September ,and in 10 weeks , 2.5 months I was playing golf , pickleball, had flexion over 135 ,which started at 75 after surgery , and 0 to -2 extension ,which started around 8 after surgery. Long story ,sorry ,,but the approach to your treatment so close to home infuriates me, just knowing how much discomfort a knee replacement can be right after surgery. Anyway No need to take my route, PT wise, it’s just an option , done right. Definitely rest , ice ,which reduces swelling , and time will all help with getting your leg to working normally. At your point in recovery ,talk of manipulation, seems so absurd, that I would definitely get to another reputable knee surgeon and get a second and/or third opinion.