I am 10 weeks post-op and started PT @ 8 weeks. She has me doing an exercise where my I am on my back with my knees up and I gently let my knees fall to the left and then to the right. She also told me to start bending down in my everyday life. She said to ease into it. I was really surprised and asked her if she was sure that it is ok and she said yes. I have been doing more and more bending and twisting but she wants me to continue taking it easy on the lifting. I have very little pain during PT but am usually achy and stiff/sore later in the evening. I am feeling stronger everyday and am very pleased with how I am progressing. Bending down is not a problem but I do bend my knees too.
I am just interested in what everyone else's guidelines have been like. I realize that every BODY is different and that all doctors have their way f doing things.