Reply To: Physical therapy
The last therapist I saw, right before my first appointment with my neurologist, was dismayed that my pain doctor was sending to me to a neuro to figure out what was going on. She warned me to stay away from neurologists, who would try to convince me that I had a lot of problems I didn’t have. When I told her I had an appointment the next day, she said, “Well, you have to cancel that appointment.” I haven’t been back to her since. The best PT experience I’ve ever had was with a therapist who had special training in treating joint replacement patients. I worked with her for 4 weeks before my knee surgery to strengthen the muscles supporting the knee, then started again (with a totally different kind of therapy) two days after I got out of the hospital. I sailed through rehab and was cleared to drive three weeks after surgery (and it was my right knee that was replaced). I’d like a therapist who knows neuropathy the way that therapist knew joint replacements.