The health care system here in Ontario provides a physiotherapist to visit you at home for the first 6 weeks (if it's deemed that you need it). But that service doesn't go on forever, and our 6 weeks have just about run out. The idea is to give you time to find (and pay for) your own physiotherapist.
Before leaving London I had been referred to a Physiotherapy Clinic in Owen Sound where there was a physiotherapist with some neurological training who could deal with a spinal cord injury. We were very impressed with our first visit. She actually had me moving my leg a fraction of a millimetre. This is hard work! I expect I'll end up going twice a week, at least until winter sets in. I hope it brings me to be able to transfer without using a sling and lift. Positive progress anyway!
What a contrast in skies, and just a shift in perspective.ReplyDelete
Therapy can work wonders; although it doesn't for everyone, it certainly did for my mother-in-law. Hopefully it will do the same for you.ReplyDelete
All the best with the new physiotherapist.ReplyDelete
Great start with your 'drive to see' Physiotherapist. November skies - this week when it wasn't raining we could see the trees on the mountains (instead of just the colors of green) - and the beautiful blue skies and white clouds (and dark clouds too). November treat.ReplyDelete
Wow, good for you, FG.ReplyDelete
Good news about the movement! Hope your therapy helps you to progress toward your goal!ReplyDelete
Physio can be very hard work indeed. The physio department where I worked were insistent on making it as much fun as possible and, when that was not an option, linking the physio to some kind of reward. So making an excursion to the bay after physio is a really good idea. Your photos show clearly the contrasts of the season - at present we're "enjoying" the grey, cloudy, drizzly aspect.ReplyDelete
Glad you are seeing progress on therapy...no matter how small. Baby steps.ReplyDelete
Physiotherapy will be a welcome challenge for you. Snowy winter conditions not so much.ReplyDelete
Oh the changing moods of the Bay, so many memories summer and winter from amazingly gorgeous to vicious and scary. Good luck with your therapy.ReplyDelete
Good luck with all that!ReplyDelete
Wow, that sounds very encouraging. I hope you will continue to improve. Physiotherapy is definitely a benefit. :-)ReplyDelete
prayers for your progress!!
Sounds good Stew! Every baby step counts.ReplyDelete
Encouraging news. Prayers continue for you. : )ReplyDelete
When my mother had her spinal cord injury so was an inpatient at a rehab branch of the hospital. After she was released Medicare in the States paid for twice one hour weekly personal sessions with a physio-therapist for as long as it was deemed she was improving. That lasted for about a year for her. After that we could go on our own to work at the hospital gym using the same equipment for $8 a month for as many visits as we wished. I continued with the twice a month schedule for another year and a half. - MargyReplyDelete
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