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Aug 27, 2016 5:27 AM

Has anyone taken PT for they pain and flexibility and if so how long have you gone or went.. did it help you at all.
I'm asking because I've been going for about two months and I have to say I do enjoy the water therapy while I'm in the water but I don't really see a huge improvement. I feel it may be helping me to at least maintain my current fitness level. Of u can call what I have a fitness level..

Aug 27, 2016 6:33 AM

Hey Newfibrogirl,
I've been doing physiotherapy (PT) for a long time now, it's probably been over 2.5 years. I have found that it can be really helpful but you have to really push past your limits, the harder you can push the better the result will be. I had to push like hell for a long time, I pushed so hard that I'd be in to much agony to move for hours afterwards but it did get me out of my wheelchair and eventually after a lot of hard work enabled me to walk 800 meters which is at least a 160,000% improvement (I couldn't even walk 10 meters before, yet alone 5). Keep at it and never give up. Send me a private message if you'd like any more info or advice โ˜บ

Aug 27, 2016 6:40 AM

Thank you tiredinoaininsame..i will probably take u up on the offer.

Aug 27, 2016 7:10 AM

Hello sweetheart ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

I have physio every 2 weeks for 6 months now๐Ÿค— He gives me trigger point massage๐Ÿค” and gentle cranial tention...๐Ÿช hes really good... ๐Ÿซi wouldnt be without him in my war against my pain monster!๐Ÿด

๐Ÿ” Its quite intense... but its 'good' pain that gives me๐Ÿค” a couple of weeks relief... ๐Ÿค—acumatively built.๐ŸŒน It chips away at the pain and i would say deffo go for it hunni ๐Ÿ˜š

Aug 27, 2016 7:31 AM

Lulabel..i have to say you joy and outlook inspires me I stive to as happy as you seem here.
I'm in PT twice a week for an hour and half each time. Both land and water therapy and its been talk of starting dry needling .
I was and still am concerned about the length of time and Intensity of my therapy but my therapist are really good at making me comfortable. I was going to a gym and still try to go but I always seem to do more damage when I go it alone. The PT's say they want to supervise my activities since I still have the tumors in my abdomen and spine.
I suppose and I quess is obvious i stress a lot. And just really concerned about my quality of life. I appreciate all your advice and hope to get s better outlook so I can start help the group agian.

Aug 27, 2016 7:37 AM

Breathe angel... u can do it! I believe in u ๐Ÿค— ur physio will look after u and help u to build up slowly... in 6 months i have gained so much hope... u can too, u just need to believe ๐Ÿ˜š

ThanQ for the compliment ๐ŸŒน
No need angel โš˜โš˜โš˜

Aug 27, 2016 2:48 PM

I went through 12 weeks for strength & balance training. Yes it helped a lot. Since the PT I've caught and prevented myself from falling.

Aug 27, 2016 4:13 PM

I've got another recertification next week but the one therapist says they will most likely add more weeks since my treatments are still new. But since I've already been going for about two or three months. I'm concerned about my insurance continuing to cover it.

Aug 28, 2016 3:22 AM

I've been going to pt for two weeks. It does seem to be helping me be more flexible and yet my pain level isn't much better if at all. If I push too hard, I am in excruciating pain and can't do anything, so I try to keep with the program. Good luck.

Aug 28, 2016 3:35 AM

I use a physio. It has worked wonders for me. I was stuck in a wheelchair and my physio got me back on my feet. I do my water therapy 2 or 3 times a week. It helps a bit but it is good to build up your core strenghth

Aug 28, 2016 9:47 AM

I also use PT it has helped me with a lot of things. My PT has taught me how to exercise properly at the gym and has worked with my limitations to work around them to still maximize what I still can do. It's tough but very worth it. Keep up the hard work and you'll slowly see it pay off!

Aug 28, 2016 9:58 AM

Newfibrogirl as long as your doctors send in letter of necessity for your p/t they will continue to cover it. They have to provide the insurance company with documentation of what you're going for and why you need more and then the insurance company will extend your visits accordingly {{{Hugs}}}๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜Š

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