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Terry Donaghe's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 10:40 AM
Terry Donaghe
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  #16 New 09-13-2004 01:59 PM
Been to 3 PT sessions so far, and I can already tell a substantial difference. I'm finally walking around well without my brace. The only downside to PT is the excersizes I do there make my calf muscles horribly sore. But that's ok because my ankle is getting better.

First session was pretty danged scary because I was still wearing my brace and hadn't done much of anything with my injured foot other than walking. The therapist manipulated the heck out of it which was really scary - I kept imagining him twisting it just enough in just the wrong way - I guess it's a trust thing. It's not so bad now because I'm pretty sure he knows what he's doing.

Doing something frightening for the first time (or the first time after a long time) usually leads to increased confidence, and this is definitely the case for me. PT has increased my confidence considerably. PT also allows me to see where I need to improve - I can tell I still have a ways to go. But, thank goodness that I know longer feel so weak walking around on my (previously) gimpy foot.

If you've recently had a serious ankle sprain, I seriously recommend speaking with your doctor about getting Physical Therapy. It's worth any hassle.
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#1 09-14-2004 09:05 AM
jxa127 Says:
I've been through PT twice. Once for a serious ankle sprain that I got while walking with my wife, and once for a shoulder injury from class. Both times the PT really paid off. I've written about both instances in my Aikiweb journal. There seems to be an attitude among the aikidoka I know that going to the doctor isn't necessary. I'm glad you're getting some benefit from treating the injury instead of just letting it heal on its own over time. I'm also glad you're touting the effectiveness of your treatment (so far, anyway ;-D ) on this board. Good luck, and keep us posted. Regards, -Drew Ames

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