Physical Therapy

I had a phys­i­cal ther­a­py ap­point­ment to­day at MetroHealth. I must say, I’m im­pressed with their hos­pi­tal. They’ve got ex­cel­lent, good-na­tured staff, and they fol­low-up on small prob­lems like a dachs­hund down a bad­ger hole.

I’m sans 70# of grip strength in my right arm be­cause of the bro­ken el­bow, and my range of mo­tion de­grees for straight­en­ing the arm are poor as well. I al­so re­al­ized just how un­der­served and or­phaned I was at Notre Dame when I dis­lo­cat­ed my kneecap. The ex­tent of my phys­i­cal ther­a­py there was be­ing told to ride a bi­cy­cle un­til I felt bet­ter. No one mea­sured my range of mo­tion or mon­i­tored my progress; and I won­der if I would have an arthrit­ic knee now if I’d some pro­fes­sion­al as­sis­tance at the time.

I’ve got five more ap­point­ments for phys­i­cal ther­a­py, some ex­er­cis­es to do at home, good lit­er­a­ture and a de­ter­mi­na­tion to get my dom­i­nant arm to 100% again. Thankfully, I have some good help this time.

2 thoughts on “Physical Therapy

  1. I had a very pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence my­self with the MetroHealth phys­i­cal ther­a­py de­part­ment two years ago. Back surgery for me seemed in­evitable but with their help I was able to work my back in­to shape and avoid it.
    It’s a sub­tle thing and per­haps it was luck. In fact for awhile I thought it was a waste of time. I stuck with the ex­er­cis­es though and one day found one that re­al­ly did the trick.
    Stick with it and good luck.

  2. just wait un­til you get the bill.

    2 years ago i sprained my an­kle & of course they wouldn’t al­low me to leave with­out crutch­es, which i on­ly used once & that was when leav­ing the place [just to keep their smil­ing face smil­ing].
    af­ter they gave me the crutch­es they forced me to go to phz-ther­a­py so they can show me how to prop­er­ly use them. af­ter 15 mins of some kid show­ing me how to op­er­ate said crutch­es, i signed some pa­pers and left.
    one week lat­er they sent me the bill & the cost of that 15mins of phys­i­cal ther­a­py was $3200.00 [not in­clud­ing the price of the TX & the crutch­es], yah my in­sur­ance cov­ered it but that in­sur­ance has gone up three-fold in the last two years.
    no won­der these shiny hap­py peo­ple have grins that would put the jok­ers to shame..

    go USA!!!

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