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Not really confident with hubby's PT therapist

beaverbbeaver Posts: 190
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Recovering from Surgery
We wanted one therapist but she was booked so suggested we go to her associate. Nice, young chap but.... last week whatever he did in the stretching, massaging part of hubby's back caused severe pain for three days. This week, the therapist we wanted, came in to check on things and she is so much more knowledgeable that him. Suggested he use lazar for the incision to prevent scar buildup and he replied that he does not use that. He also told hubby that he could pick up things weighing forty pounds as long as he squatted rather than bent over. I just don't know what to think.


  • Switch to the therapist your husband likes best. It's his body.

    Dave (HTTR)
  • Hi Beaver

    Would recommend that you change your husband's therapist. Maybe he's not experienced with spine rehab?? My physio is a sports rehab therapist and I had to modify a lot of the exercises he gave me because they caused excessive pain.


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  • Had a talk with the therapist that we wanted in the first place and explained his fears. She was most receptive and will fit him into her case load.
    But that will be after he recovers from having a major kidney stone attack and undergoing surgery on Wednesday. He has never had kidney stones before and the pain was horrendous. So much so, that they put him on morphine immediately when we went to emerge,kept him overnight and did a CAT scan early the next day. Then they operated as they said it was a very large stone. He spiked a fever in the recovery room so they kept him in for the next day to make sure he was ok. Poor guy, this has been a hard three months and he has been trying to do exactly what they tell him.
  • He really has been through a lot! Hope he is recovering well. You must be worn out from all of this too Beaver. Hope you can get some rest too!

    My son broke his foot like Jayhawk did. He stubbed his left foot on a door frame. Broke two toes and a bone up in the foot. He is recovering ok but it was not fun. He is starting physio finally. Hope he gets someone good.

    Hang in there!

    P x
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