Today I started pool therapy for my lisfranc surgery recovery. My physical therapist endorsed my surgeon’s suggestion that I walk for 20 minutes each day in our pool in chest high water.
I found walking in the water is a lot less painful than trying to practice walking in a sneaker. It proved to be a wonderful way to practice learning to walk again while I repeated my mantra “heal, toe, follow through.” If you have access to a pool, I highly recommend water therapy. (with your Doctors and therapists permission of course.)
I did 2 20 minute sessions followed by the exercises my physical therapist gave me. I am so tired physically and mentally! And my foot is really upset with me, so I have to call it quits for today. I am once again sitting in my chair with my ice air cast on and my foot elevated. But, despite the pain, I also have a sense of satisfaction that I haven’t felt in a long time.