Saturday, January 10, 2015

My Experience with Physical Therapy

I went to be evaluated by a physcial therapist on Wednesday. I couldn't get in until then! One of the questions I was asked was my emotional reaction to my injury...on a scale of one to ten...with ten being "devastating." I said, "9." Tears leaked out and the male therapist started scrambling for tissue with this look on his face like, "Oh no, I have a crier on my hands."

I chuckled and told him I had tissue and that I was actually so HAPPY to be there on my way to recovery. Being grounded from exercise has been such a trial but I promised him I would do everything he said in order to heal as well as possible. He told me I will make a hundred percent recovery!

I had been warned about the pain inflicted by physical therapists. I had also been warned that I wouldn't get everything back after the injury. Well, my therapy session was more like a spa treatment. I was THRILLED to pedal the exercise bike and surprised that they cut me off at 10 minutes. I LOVED the leg massage and that went on for 10 minutes as well, with lotion! No pain--just lovely stretches, light exercise, and a MASSAGE!

My cheer level has gone up a few notches since I met my physical therapist. I have kept my promise with doing all of my exercises. I am so much happier to be moving more!

I am deeply grateful that there are people in the world who study this stuff to assist people like me.


  1. The key to a successful recovery always lies with the person itself. If they have a positive spirit and determination, things will be easier. With that, and the help of a friendly and caring therapist, there’s no doubt that you’ll recover in no time. Take care!

    Madalyn Oconnell @ SHC-Denver

  2. This blog post really hit home with me. I can relate 100% with you. After my car accident I was told my left arm would be paralyzed. I was not going to let that happen. I attended physical therapy and a month later it began to move. Today I am back to 100% with full mobility. It was all due to the fact I had faith in the physical therapy.

    Jacqueline Hodges @ Dr Koziol