Done with PT and Testing the Fourteenstep

by Mary on April 19, 2017

Final list of exercises from Valerie

I’ve been holding out on you guys a little bit. I’m done with my post-op PT, I had my last appointment back at the end of March. Valerie used her sweet writing and drawing skills to make me this one last menu of exercises. It will undoubtedly make me sound like a geezer, but I can’t help saying that she must be the last younger person to have such nice handwriting.

I’ve got a really great transition from PT. Valerie just started teaching an off-ice strength and conditioning class at the rink with one session for the kids and one for the adults the next hour. We had just two people the first week, four the second week. Valerie says there’s no point fighting her way home through the infamous Seattle traffic at the end of the kids’ class so she’ll hold the adult class even with a low census. Sounds good and I’m enjoying it so far. Read the article →

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