After the surgery itself, phsical therapy (PT) will be the most important action to help a TPF patient recover. It can literally be the difference between permanent disability and early resumption of normal physical and sports activity.


Discuss physical therapy with your OS as soon as possible. This may start in the hospital, with assistance from a PT, and possibly an Occupational Therapist (OT), with skills such as use of walker, crutches, or cane, and life activities such as bathing and dressing.

Beyond inpatient therapy, you should ask the OS for a PT prescription as soon after discharge as possible. [TBContinued]


You should take the same care in selecting a PT provider as you do with a doctor, looking at online reputation and personal recommendations. If you find that your relationship with a PT is not developing well, find another.