Hang in there ! Trust in the physical therapy.
I have had two wonderful PTs in the Detroit area. Probably too far for you, though. I'll send you their names privately.I did have a PT at the beginning who would "help" me bend my knee. My original injury was a quad tendon rupture, and I had been immobilized for almost three months post-op. I started PT 3 weeks post-op with directions for gentle ROM work. It hurt like h*ll, but she never pushed more than I could handle and always backed off if I said to.Two doctors and three PTs later, I had the best PTs after my last surgery. My current OS does not want the PT to use pressure for ROM. It is up to the patient to work on their PT on their own, unless it gets to the point where the patient needs help. I eventually asked them to gently bend for me because it was just too tight and I couldn't do it myself. He went very slowly and gently, never measuring or trying to reach a specific goal. The whole philosophy was not to force the knee to do more than it could really do at any point. That doesn't mean PT wasn't painful, but it stopped way, way short of nausea or screaming. You're right to fire your PT!Janet