A person doesn’t get PT

Anonymous
June 13, 2007 at 10:00 pm

unless they ask for it. That’s been my experience…I could tell after about 6 months that I was regaining some muscle strength but losing the muscle tone that’s needed to keep the strength and gradually gain back more.

Neuros really don’t think about it as they aren’t focusing on your whole overall body. I have never been denied the PT as my insurance allows for it. Just be sure that the ‘orders’ include a PLAN for a Home Program…meaning exercises you can do at home easily, safely and with little equipment [such as a ‘band’]. The usual program is 4-6 weeks, 3 times a week…I prefer to ‘stretch’ it out by appointments 2 times a week for longer =same number of appointments. I find I can do more ‘homework’ in-between and build myself up better, plus being corrected if I start to do some exercises wrong.. If you bring home good exercises to do, this gives you time to not only do them, but do them better…

My programs included, walking better, leg, ankle and foot strengthening and building up hand, wrist and arm strength as well. A good therapist can help you be more whole and stable all around.

The only support I ever use is called ‘vetwrap’ – an animal version of those elastic wraps that are disposable – at half the cost. When I had foot issues a while ago, my podiatrist gave me some ‘pre-wrap’ a soft liner as the wrap itself can rub a bit. I find that it can give me lots of support, breathes, does not rub raw, and is flexible… plus since it’s self-sticking, you can adjust it if wrapped too tight. Always do it looser than you think, then snug it up with practice. If you can’t find pre-wrap, use an old sock under the wrap -our skins tend to be more tender than most folks.

I do hope this helps

A person doesn’t get PT

Anonymous
June 13, 2007 at 10:00 pm

unless they ask for it. That’s been my experience…I could tell after about 6 months that I was regaining some muscle strength but losing the muscle tone that’s needed to keep the strength and gradually gain back more.

Neuros really don’t think about it as they aren’t focusing on your whole overall body. I have never been denied the PT as my insurance allows for it. Just be sure that the ‘orders’ include a PLAN for a Home Program…meaning exercises you can do at home easily, safely and with little equipment [such as a ‘band’]. The usual program is 4-6 weeks, 3 times a week…I prefer to ‘stretch’ it out by appointments 2 times a week for longer =same number of appointments. I find I can do more ‘homework’ in-between and build myself up better, plus being corrected if I start to do some exercises wrong.. If you bring home good exercises to do, this gives you time to not only do them, but do them better…

My programs included, walking better, leg, ankle and foot strengthening and building up hand, wrist and arm strength as well. A good therapist can help you be more whole and stable all around.

The only support I ever use is called ‘vetwrap’ – an animal version of those elastic wraps that are disposable – at half the cost. When I had foot issues a while ago, my podiatrist gave me some ‘pre-wrap’ a soft liner as the wrap itself can rub a bit. I find that it can give me lots of support, breathes, does not rub raw, and is flexible… plus since it’s self-sticking, you can adjust it if wrapped too tight. Always do it looser than you think, then snug it up with practice. If you can’t find pre-wrap, use an old sock under the wrap -our skins tend to be more tender than most folks.

I do hope this helps