Today was my last visit to PT after being discharged for a break. How it works with recovery and insurance is you reach a moment where essentially you level out. You see no changes, yet you don’t go backwards. You just simply plateau out. It is then suggested (by both parties) that you take a break for 3-6 months. Then you can come back in to be re-evaluated.
When I was first made aware of this I was really nervous. I thought since PT was discharging me surely OT was too. You can imagine my relief when I found out OT was keeping me on for a while longer (for my arm etc.).
That meant some of the pressure I felt was off. Mean, I knew I could stay motivated if it came to continuing things by myself at home. However I wouldn’t have the big fancy machines etc. and I knew my hand/arm wasn’t where I wanted it. That concerned me! The main questions running through my head was “Was I really ready?” “Would I progress on my own”