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john Friday, December 26th, 2008 10:46 AM

physical therapy
my wife just had rotator cuff surgery and started 3 times a week physical therapy. we will be in aruba jan 20-feb24th and the dr wants her to continue the therapy if possible while in aruba. does anyone know of a place where she could do that?

Sandra Friday, December 26th, 2008 12:20 PM

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Visser Wellness Center in town has an excellent physical therapist. Try to make an appointment before you get there. They get quite busy.

Elaine S Friday, December 26th, 2008 12:33 PM

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John ~ good idea to continue with PT. I had rotator cuff surgery several years ago in December, and left for Aruba that following February. Because I didn't have any PT, I came back with a "frozen shoulder," and it wasn't fun. Of course I blame the surgeon because he never sent me for PT the month before I before I left.

lizzardo Friday, December 26th, 2008 12:59 PM

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My Mom does PT in the hospital for walking. We had used someone else in the past who was excellent too - PM me for more details.


bt0510 Friday, December 26th, 2008 02:26 PM

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A PT professional would be extremely helpful for your wife's recovery. However, I would also suggest that your wife discusses the situation with her current PT to find out if the PT believes there are exercises/movements that she can do on her own (or with your help) while she is away.

I have no idea what it is like to recover from rotator cuff surgery, but when I have gone to PT for my ankle/knee, I have always needed to miss a few weeks. The PT would tell me exactly what I could do in a gym or even just at home to keep the PT going. They even provided nice little cue cards that explained each exercise/movement.

Linda VH Saturday, December 27th, 2008 10:20 AM

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I had broken my wrist in Las Vegas, returned, saw an orthopedist and went to Aruba. In Aruba I had x-rays and my cast removed. I went to an excellent PT - her name is Milly Bagheri-van Trigt at Punta Bravo 3 (behind DeWindt's office) and Tel: 5875982. She had many different kinds of patients, not just wrists. She trained in Texas and was very personable as well. Linda

john Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 06:03 PM

Re: physical therapy
hi lizzardo,
don't know how to pm. do you know of anyone in aruba that does p/t and if they have an email address? thanks

Elaine S Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by john (Post 85225)
hi lizzardo,
don't know how to pm. do you know of anyone in aruba that does p/t and if they have an email address? thanks

John... it's easy to PM. Simply click on lizzardo's name in green next to her post, and one of the options it gives is to PM her.

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