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physio for physio

Nov 09, 2015 5:22 AM

Went to physio this morning for treatment of my ankles where they showed me a new exercise to do. It involves being stood on a step with just your toes while your heels hang off the edge. You then lower yourself sightly so your heels are lower than horizontal and then push back up level or slightly above. This is supposed to help strengthen the muscles to help support the joint. So there i am doing said excersise when with a large crack , my left ankle gives way. I fall forward an stick out my hands to break my fall like everyone does as a natural reaction. Two of my fingers slam straight into the face of one of the steps. So i leave physio this morning with a pulled achilles, a very swollen and bruised foot which is all strapped up & two broken fingers !!!! And they say physio does you good !

Nov 09, 2015 5:26 AM

Oh no, so sorry. That's why they call it physical torture in the US.

Nov 09, 2015 7:16 AM

That is something I've done all my life horseback riding. Heals down, drop your weight into your heels and relax your lower back and seat. I can no longer do the step thing but somehow I inow, I'll always be able to ride!🌻🙏🏻😊

Nov 09, 2015 8:57 PM

Oh Yanbo, how awful! I'm so sorry this didn't help! I'm no therapist, but isn't that somewhat of a middle of the treatment exercise? I'm just doing your rises & calf stretches to strengthen my calves and feet. I oppose you won't be hurting too badly tonight. (((Hugs))) & prayers for a quick healing. 🙏🌼

Nov 12, 2015 3:55 PM

Holy moly, I'm so sorry. I am a therapist. I'm a hand therapist, but, I watch my partners do therapy with their patients, and some of them have trouble also, so. I know how you feel

Nov 12, 2015 3:58 PM

Oh, By the way Yanbo, I like your name

Dec 03, 2015 12:01 PM

Thanks Mandi.... i like your's too 😊

Dec 03, 2015 12:40 PM

No good deed goes unpunished. Guess the 'physical terrorist' was not properly supervising... Sorry you had that happen to you.

Dec 14, 2015 10:36 PM

Haha, physical terrorist, instead of therapist. Now that's funny😄

Dec 15, 2015 9:30 AM

That's what I always call it.. LOL!!

Dec 15, 2015 11:09 AM

😔 that just sucks!!! I m so sorry.

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