Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Latest from In Motion Therapy

Have been going to In Motion Therapy 3 days a week, for about an hour each time.  My results as of today are 106° flexion and has to get to 120!  The extension is -5° so
it's that close to being straight.  Someone at the Manor asked if the therapist is going
to come to the Manor!  So many kinds of equipment he uses that it wouldn't work to
come to the Manor.

My knee is still warm and swollen.  When I haven't walked for awhile it feels like there is
a band around my knee.  Before going in this morning I did some exercises at home to
limber the joint so that then I get some benefit from the moves he has me do.  First thing each time is to pedal a bike type of thing where the pedal goes all the way around.  First it's almost impossible but eventually I get it to go around.  Also stepping onto a stool is o.k. when good knee leads but when the left leg leads it is very difficult.  Pa was going to call the Dr. re redness and swelling and heat in operated joint.  Ryan said it is
normal to have that heat and swelling at this point.                   Mom


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Glad to hear things are going good! When I've talked to you you have sounded more alert. Still sleeping alot, or is what I hear true?

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Keep it up! Good idea to call and verify that what you are experiencing is normal. What kind of a window are they saying you have to keep making progress?


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

grandma, i think i may have felt a tiny little smidge of what your feeling the last week...i went on the mnpls/rockford canoe trip and got NASTY burns on both legs from high on my thighs down to the bottoms of my was fevery hot for a few days and then purple and red an blue..gross! and it hurt SOO bad to walk!
good to hear the improvements! -debbie

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

I think I have 2 weeks of therapy left. Aila Kallinen hollered at me
that I'm not exercising it enough. She has had both knees done. I don't think I'm sleeping as much but then again I don't feel like
doing anything. Talk about lazy.