My 14 year old son had spinal fusion do to a 59 degree curvature from idiopathic scoliosis last October 08 - L3 through T8. We spent less than a week in the hospital before he was released, and the last Physical Therapy he was provided was in the hospital.
At our 6 month check up I inquired the surgeon as to the plan for my sons recovery with regard to PT - at which time he advised me that in his opinion kids tend to "over do" with PT and he suggested normal daily activity to return the muscle strength and stamina. Which I am all for! And I trust my surgeon, but it just weighs on me that with the loss of mobility my son has endured over the course of his recovery...that those muscles surrounding the rods are not being worked/stretched like they should be and I fear stiffness in his future.
Can any of you attest to similar situations? Did you have a PT plan in place post surgery...or is this common? Any advise that could be given would be most appreciated!