This rose has nothing to do with PT but its pretty.
I have some degeneration in my spine due to an old injury. I've known that for nine years, and when its hurting I treat it with Ibuprofen. It sometimes hinders my activity, and I sit more than I used to.
The reason I need PT is that for the last several years, my hip flexors have gotten very tight, (due to the sitting) and over time they have hindered my mobility. Recently I've begun to have some secondary (or is it third?) issues, due to the tight muscles pulling on tendons etc.
So, I stupidly put it off hoping it would resolve itself, even though Tim really wanted me to go to the doctor. Well, he has a tendon issue in his knee, so we both went to see the nurse practitioner on Friday and she recommended PT for both of us.
She says its going to change my life and I'm hopeful it will. We will be starting this week or next, and will end up with exercises to do at home as well as the sessions at the office. I'll let you know how it goes.
I'd love to hear your PT stories, if you're willing to share in the comments!