Hi Melissa....the subject on the forum caught my eye and i feel kind of like a kindred spirit! I want to share my experience with you and hope it helps you somehow.
I have been in therapy for about 6 months....3 months before my op and 2 months 2 weeks after. I saw no real problem with my PT at first...he seemed like a smart enough guy and had a lovely disposition. Till i noticed that i could tell him about my pain and he didn't do anything (ie change wieght resistance, alter exercises, offer to lay off things that caused more pain, etc).
So then he began tapin gmy knee wihch we had decided months back no to do because of the pain it caused me. He'd tape me, i'd try to keep on keepin on and i'd take it off. I'd go back and get scolded like a child for taking it off.....no matter how often i told him about my pain he didn't listen.
After a lot of undue pain and heartache, i asked the wonderful people her what i shold do and they urged me to put my foot down and take a stand. So i did! I got into an argument with him, but he finally listened to me and some things that proved he was not listening before. I got what i wanted, no more taping and i was given the week off from PT, which as i am sure you know is like a mini vacation from the reality of it all!!
The point of my ong drawn out story is to take a stand and don't back down.....tell the guy/girl thath youthink they are pushing ot hard and nowis not the time for you to be dealing with or trying ot do such a task.....they are not the knee suffere, so really how do they know what snot good right now. tell them that you may come back to this in the future but now is not the time....and say it till they understand. I took me months of pain and weeks of taping to get something done....just don't let them have the control...its your knee...your recovery (in the words of wise old Ross).
Take care and let us all know what happens - Gracie