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Has anyone had good results

j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Alternative Treatments
with physical therapy? I finished my therapy. I think there were 12 visits + exercises at home.
I honestly don't see any improvement or benefit.
The insurance just gave the OK for 6 more sessions. And I'm not to sure the right hand knows what the left hand dose.
I've never had P.T. before and don't really know what to expect. Or what the normal treatment is for my surgery recovery.
With only 6 more sessions approved I don't know if I should stick with this place. Or try a different one.
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  • Depends on the physical therapist. Insurance companies are so TIGHT about PT sessions - its a shame but it pays to find a PT who really knows spine well, specifically that has done a fellowship in spine, not just who is closest/most convenient.

    For example, I can now tell when my SI joint is out, and what exercises to do to get it back in.

    A lot of physical therapists seem to know the "basic" instructions - just such a waste to go back in to repeat your exercises in front of them instead of doing something you can't do at home or by yourself for the other 5 sessions.
  • I've had good results from doing PT, although it was way more then 12 visits. I went for probably 25 visits after a 360 revision surgery and it did help. Went again about 1 year later as I was slipping into more walking problems. I found a new PT that was 18 miles away that specialized in spinal patients. I had a very hard time getting in to see her as she was booked up. Only went for 15 visits and it really helped me and improved my core. I did different exercises that I had never done before in PT and I've been going off/on since 1999.

    I have another surgery scheduled on the 12th of next month and WILL be going back to her for PT. Doesn't hurt that she is cute either.

    I've also found that you have to do the exercises on the days between visits and for me that is the hard part.
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