Living Life In A Wheelchair

A Suggestion For A Different Approach To Physiotherapy
[ Tuesday May 30th 2017 at 1:30 pm ]

I encountered a friend while I was out doing my chores. He has a membership at the same gym I attend. He spoke to the stroke recovery program instructor about me. He wondered if taking a different approach to my physiotherapy would be helpful. I have mixed feelings over this:

  • I've had 9 serious setbacks with my knee joints over the past 27 months. Each setback has left me with less mobility and increased pain with the use of my knee joints
  • Virtually the very next setback I experience will cause me to require extensive in home help for daily life. I don't have coverage for a personal support worker.
  • I've been through 2 physiotherapists. Both had deviated from the typical treatment in trying to understand what is wrong with my knee joints. This has led to the upcoming MRI imaging of my knee joints on June 19th.

I find myself in the situation where there are a variety of opinions of what is wrong with my knee joints. The same happened with my hip joints. After 12 years of my physical disability I know my knee joints have reached the end of their practical service life. I need to do what is best for me. I don't think this is something I will pursue. The risk of causing another setback is just too great.