So I have finally done it ya’ll. I have started PT!
It has only been a year since my Orthopedic Surgeon recommended it…but better late than never…right?
My initial consultation began with the typical intake with general health/surgery questions along with some poking and prooding.
The initial diagnosis: weak glutes and hamstrings.
Treatment: 2 sessions a week of stretches and strengthening
A few of my stretches and strengthening excercises:
-Glute Bridge with Leg Extension
-Weighted leg raises (front, side, back)
-Side steps with resistance band
2 weeks into therapy and I was having difficulty straightening my leg, getting full range of motion and general pain in my knee cap, patella and hip. After re-evaluation, it became evident that another issue I was having was that my IT band was extremely tight.
-Massage ( LAWD does it hurt so good!)
-Lying leg cross over
-Cross Over leg stretch
At home work:
-Icing of the IT Band
Overall, things are going well. Having someone to hold me accoutable and to push me to do my work, is extremely helpful. I will have a 30 day evaluation done soon to determine next steps.
In the meantime, it’s follow the PT directions and do my homework!
For real for real, I really need to find a massage therapist to massage out my IT Band for me at least twice a week!!
Have you ever done PT? Do you think that it helped?