PT Graduation

After 2 months of PT work we did another check in to determine if I keep going, or I keep up with our work on my own.

I did the cross bar in 44 seconds- down from my original 50 seconds at the start and 60 seconds at the hallway check in.

In my 6 minute walk I covered 971 meters, up from my 860 at my halfway, and within 100 meters of what I did 3 years ago at my first ever PT appointment in Albany.

All my strength tests increased except for quads- which is OK because we did not really work on those.

 

Conclusion?

I can take care of my personal PT on my own by keeping up with my regular exercises, PT homework, and making sure I go to TRX and Pilates at Wellnest Studios.  I will do 6 month check ins to make sure I am staying on top of my game and to mark changes good or bad.

Going back to PT was the best decision.  So much had changed since the last time I was there that I needed a re-education on walking and how to use my cane.  The team pinpointed my muscular weaknesses and gave me exercises and tips to help me walk over unsteady ground and walk up and down stairs- even without handrails.   I would not have been able to make those improvements on my own.

I dragged Patrick to my last session and we reviewed stretches so he can stretch me out when I am extra tight.  There is something so amazing about having someone else stretch your muscles for you!

I am so pumped for my check up in six months- I plan on killing it!

Author: Oh yes she cane!

My name is Kerry and I love swimming, hiking, working out in general, travelling, shopping, baking, and reading. Some of those loves are a bit tricky to perform thanks for my rare nerve disease- hereditary spastic paraparesis. No worries though as I have a super handy cane, hiking poles, and amazing friends that help me along the way! I hope to share with you a bit about my life, inspire you to live yours to fullest, and hopefully, if needed, motivate you to get whatever assistance will help you to do so!

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