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By AnonymousAndSad - / Thursday 24 April 2014 23:42 / United States
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#63 I think you're confused. When they say "therapist" I'm pretty sure they meant "physiotherapist," not a psychological one. The therapist in this case has very little to do with mindset.

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I'm a physical therapist assistant, and it is made very clear to us that comments like that are NEVER okay, regardless of a client's performance or attitude. He could very easily lose his job over that if you choose to consult with his supervising PT.

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Yeah you're definitely more active than me. And it's better taking your time and making sure you don't hurt yourself more in the long run.

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What exactly are you basing this statement off of? How could you possibly come to that conclusion? It makes 0 sense.

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I don't get why clarifying this commenter's mis statement is down voted. That makes no sense to me. The therapist may well not even be a medical doctor.

Aren't physical therapist supposed to be motivational and happy with your progress? That guy is an asshole. I suggest finding a new one and reporting him to his boss. And also congrats on your progress! Knee surgeries are pretty sucky to recover from!

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#30- I actually was thinking that it is OP's physical therapist that said it, because they said "This usually only takes 5 months" and I assumed they were talking about OP's recovery, and i think the PT would know about that more than a regular therapist. But that's just how I took it, I could be wrong.

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OP doesn't talk about having a regular therapist; it's pretty obvious that they're talking about the physical therapist.

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Actually, no, physical therapists aren't motivational speakers, they aren't supposed to make you happy. they're there to get you moving. if OP's therapy took twice as long as normal, it means that they didn't put the work in to get there. that therapist was probably frustrated and tired of watching this guy not doing what he was supposed to do.

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Whether OP has or hasn't been working hard enough for his recovery, there is absolutely no excuse for his therapist's behavior: S/he may not be a motivational speaker, but calling your own patient a "pussy" is downright unprofessional and unnecessary.

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#78 "if OP's therapy took twice as long as normal, it means that they didn't put the work in to get there" What? That is hugely inaccurate. It may be true for some people, but there are many factors as to why someone may take longer to heal - some people are slow healers, for example. There are all sorts of reasons, medial and other, as to why someone may not have the same result as someone else.

That is really rude. Therapists should be the people who encourage you every step of the way, no matter how lang that will take. Don't let it bother you though, people who react like that probably don't have the happiest lives anyway. Just stay positive!

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What the hell? Id probably walk out and find another therapist. I think i speak for most of us on FML when i say im proud of you though! :)

Ask him if he wants to see how much time it will take him to recover... if he didn't know, then propose to mess up his knees as an experiment... you know just out of pure curiosity and good intentions to benefit the medical field and probably the world.

That's pretty unprofessional; I had knee surgery last year and I still get nervous when I do any exercise so good for you op.

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