Podcast – The Bee’s Knees
Stories of knee recovery, therapy and life after surgery.
Is No Pain No Gain True?
Or… Is it actually no rehab pain more gain?
by Debra Barker, PTA
I have been in physical therapy all my life, and I have treated a lot of knee patients particularly over the last few years. In the physical therapy world it is not uncommon for the P.T. abbreviation, which is supposed to stand for Physical Therapy, to also be referred to as Pain and Torture. Unfortunately this is a very common reference for those who have gone through a total knee replacement. But is the “no pain no gain” approach really the best? I explore the possibility of no rehab pain more gain in this article.
No Rehab Pain, More Gain?
There are a couple very important things to consider during this difficult recovery. While range of motion is the immediate focus, there are some barriers to achieving this goal. While there are several reasons that range of motion can be limited, I would like to discuss the variables that can be directly affected by your therapy sessions.