Lucky Pucker Posted June 19, 2018 Share Posted June 19, 2018 *not sure if the terminology changes at the various borders; apologies if you hail from a land that calls these professionals by other names So Father's Day (happy belated to other fathers!) made 5 weeks since my MCL injury. I started seeing a phyisotherapist the day after, and twice a week since then. While I am better than I was in those first few days, I am massively frustrated that I am nowhere near being able to strap on the pads again (my own assessment). I mean, I told my wife that if those 2 months of living my dream to try goalie are all I get, I'd be happy... but that's bullshit. I so desperately want to play again! I'd love the chance to play badly again, because playing badly is WAY better than to badly miss playing. My wife was at her treatment place recently, where they have both a physiotherapist and a sports therapist working together. My wife was particularly impressed with the sports therapist, as she correctly identified that my wife had done varsity rowing, and she traced a current issue with her hip to an imbalance of her opposite shoulder. To boot, the excellent physiotherapist there had worked at the chain of phyisos I have been going to, and she was vehemently opposed to that chain's approach/business model (15 mins with an actual physio, then assistants fill the rest of the hour with hot compress and machines). Short of saying "tell your husband to stop going there," she stressed that there are better options. Anyway, I've scheduled a new consult at a different place, but my wife thinks I should see a sports therapist as well. I was wondering what your experiences have been, and if there are strong pros or cons to either. I know what the internet says the differences are; I'm looking for experience-based feedback from this community of goalies. Cheers! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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