It has been said time flies when you are having fun. I don’t know if it was fun but 4 weeks of physical therapy seemed to go quickly. I wasn’t able to do all 12 sessions but they did help me with my balance and core strength. Beginning to reach those goals also helped my hip.
As I went through therapy I started doing some of the exercises at home. My sessions ended yesterday. My therapist wanted to schedule more sessions. I thought about it and trusted my instincts and said no.
There were a few reasons for my decision:
1. I have all the equipment I need at home. I have weights a ball and also home exercises I have been doing. The only thing I don’t have here is a treadmill and we only used it for 10 minute warm up. I do stairs for 10 minutes instead.
2. I work orthopedics for a career. I understand the principles of what we are trying to achieve.
3. Each time I go I have a copay. Another 4 weeks will cost me another few hundred dollars. I also have limits to my therapy session. I want to save them in case I need them later.
4. I am motivated. I have a goal and if I don’t keep my exercises up my pain will return and possibly another injury.
I appreciate all the therapists did and I highly recommend them. They are professional and knowledgeable. Many people there were recovering from surgery and seeing their progress over 4 weeks was amazing,
I still have some work to do to reach that goal of running 3 miles but thanks to the good foundation and more work the goal looks attainable.