Wanted to know if anyone had a PT stretch your neck post ACDF. My surgeon suggested a PT and he had me lay on my back with my head in his hands while he moved my head in various angles.
I hated it and he hurt me once so I quit but he said it's standard practice. He said he's done 100's of patients post ACDF and this is the best way to increase ROM. He said he can move my neck further than I can. He called it "getting the rust out".
Maybe it's just me but I would rather go slow and just do neck exercises. I could be wrong though so I was hoping for some feedback. A couple of people have told me their PT's wouldn't touch their necks.
I'm confused. I want to go to another PT but want to be able to set a "don't touch my neck" rule. This other PT said it's just how he does it and he needs to be able to do his job. My neck is really stiff so maybe he was right and I'm a big baby.