I had to cut my PT session short today as I had a lot of pain at the top of my knee cap.Has anyone experienced pain at the top or above their knee? We were working the VMO pretty agressively on Tuesday so I wonder if it has something to do with that.Paul
Djmooney,Remember that you are the one paying for your PT sessions and you are the patient. No matter what, you ultimately have to deal with the injury when the day is said and done, not your therapist. If you and your physio are not in sync, then you should seek a second opinion. A lot of us in the medical profession may not like it when the patient has a little bit of knowledge, but if the provider cannot take the time to explain to you why they are headed in a certain direction then they are also unlikely to change course if something is not on par. The internet is full of a lot of false information, but there is also a wealth of knowledge that is available which costs a lot less than a visit to the doc. I have not switched PT offices, but I did stop going to sessions where I was not paired up with the therapist who I normally see there. I am scheduled 2-3x per week right now, and cannot always get in to see him. He has a doctorate in PT, and like I told the board members earlier, he sees over 30 cases of PTR a year. The other 4 physios there also see lower body injuries, but not nearly as much as he does. I didn't' feel like I was getting much when I saw his colleagues, and was not willing to continue paying to go for sessions "just because it was scheduled".For me personally, I talked with 4 different OS's before settling on the one who did my surgery, but being a physician myself probably made for me being so picky. The one I went with is probably the least aggressive with post-op therapy, but also had the lowest complication rate with the actual surgery and very few re-ruptures. To be honest with you, a lot of the information on this board has been just as good as what I have heard at follow up visits with her Physician Assistant. I don't think the members here can really steer you wrong. Anyways, chin up. I'm sure no one on this board felt they would be "back to normal" when this happened, but you can read a lot of great success stories. I was still able to dunk up until 15 minutes prior to this thing happening, and my OS says that I should be able to do so again. I believe her. If you don't have confidence and faith in your treatment regimen then you might as well just stop right now because you aren't going to push yourself. That being said, if you can find someone else you vibe with better I think you should explore the option.