Miriam Avoids An MUA with X10
How to Avoid MUA at 10 Weeks Post Surgery
NEW YORK, New York — Miriam already had one knee replaced. It went fine. So when she had her second knee done at HSS and it did not go so well she was really surprised. At 10 weeks after surgery she became alarmed. 100º bend in her leg meant no long walks in NY, walking stairs a challenge, ongoing tightness in the leg… not the recovery that she had expected.
MUA: Manipulation Under Anesthesia
To be clear, Miriam did not have an MUA. Her surgeon recommended one, but she did the research and elected to go it on her own. Miriam spent her entire business life in the field of medical research so you can bet she read every article. It is not that an MUA is particularly dangerous… she wanted us to be clear on that front. But for Miriam there were enough potential complications that she knew that she needed to get her knee working without the assistance of the “great rehab reset button”, a Manipulation Under Anesthesia. So she sought other options.
“Enter X10, Stage Left”
Like so many X10 patients she found us while doing research online. After a phone consultation she handed our research documents over to her surgeon. Dr. Padgett at HSS agreed with Miriam that the X10 could help, and we delivered an X10 to Miriam on a dark and stormy Thursday night in Manhattan. Miriam’s Coach, Todd Zegras, arrived Friday morning and her therapy began in ernest.
First Health Physical Therapy
Through a partnership with X10, Miriam found Noah Hyman at First Health Physical Therapy on 57th Street in Manhattan. Noah provided additional guidance on Miriam’s work at home on the X10. She visited First Health PT three times a week in addition to her use of the X10 at home for three 30 minute sessions each day.
In three weeks Miriam moved from 100º to 123º range of motion. She dramatically strengthened her leg. And she did it all without an MUA.
“The X10 wins hands down at curing me. I am not sure there is a another way to do this. Now I have a good knee! – Miriam
Fist Health PT: Avoid MUA
FHPT provides an integrated physical therapy and sports medicine training program which focuses on improving functional and athletic performance. First Health Physical Therapy incorporates the Sports Medicine model into its physical therapy and sports training program. Their treatment method is based on 45 minutes to an hour of one-on-one skilled physical therapy and exercise instruction. This training environment lends itself to open communication between therapist, patient, physician, athlete and coach. The team at FHPT will ultimately judge success on relationships developed between patients, physicians, athletes, coaches and the community. At First Health Physical Therapy they provide genuine and personalized care where they treat the whole person, not just the parts.