Old 08-26-14, 09:40 AM
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"Anyway, has anyone done PT for a shoulder injury? Can I try the exercises at home without committing to going somewhere? Is it worth going to? Apparently you need a prescription for PT, which he gave me - but I think going 12 times seems excessive."

Can you try the exercises at home? Yes - you will have to. The PT is just the two times a week you will go to see the physical therapist. They will find your current range of motion, strength etc and set a baseline. They will likely also give you exercises to do on the days you are not with them. As your strength and range of motion gets better they will up your workload. In six weeks they will have a great idea where you are at.

Can you do this stuff on your own? Sure, but you will lose those other benefits. If I were you I would spend an hour or two on the phone finding out exactly how much your insurance covers and what you will end up spending. If you can afford it - do it. If you can't - go for as much as you can afford.
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