physical therapy

July 27, 2008 at 11:58 am

Thanks for the replies. i keep telling them i am not ready. They say i wont get better if i dont walk without my afo’s. I already twisted my ankle. My ankles just arnt strong enough. they say it is all in my head. i know what my body feels or doesnt feel.I have been diagnosed bi polar and now i think everybody sees that as my problem and not my physical limitations.

Physical Therapy

January 16, 2008 at 3:36 pm

My feeling is that it cannot do any harm. Check through the Thread titled “Gbs/cidp Exercise Family” because there are some posts regarding PT. Personally, I try to keep up regular exercising so that the cardiovascular system does not suffer as a byproduct of the neuropathy. I asked the physiatrist about PT and he recommended a balance clinic, but I haven’t heard from them yet so I need to chase after someone to get going.
I also will be signing up in the fall for something called “Journey into Well-being – a Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop” which is offered free by my local hospital and includes recommendations for different exercises depending on the condition.
So, in summary, there is PT which has to be good, plus all kinds of other things.
Am I a fanatic about exercise and fitness?…well maybe a bit.
Good luck

Physical Therapy

November 25, 2006 at 6:30 pm

Nate was recieving pt for 4 mos, then his Cobra insurance was cancelled in error by Blue Shield. We never missed a payment and it took me 5 mos before someone would listen and reinstate his insurance we had been paying for all that time.
During that time, Nate was only recieving in bed stretching from Nurses Assistants.
The Medicaid Insurance he had for Long Term Care would not pay for any pt except that.
So, Nate went without pt for 5 mos.
Now his Medicaid insurance has been closed by Orange county and I am still waiting to get him on it in San Diego County.
If its not one insurance screwing up, its another.
In the meantime, he is not getting pt except what he can do at home.
As soon as I get him back on Medicaid, we will be going to a new place for pt.
I am very anxious.
I believe he is very behind in his recovery due to all the insurance problems.
Its very frustrating for us all.