Michael's Post Achilles Tendon Rupture Surgery ARPwave Story
Well...I've taken the leap of faith.
My equipment is on its way, and my free eval is Friday afternoon.
I spoke with Justin, and he reiterated the fact that, in his experience, an achilles tendon rupture takes about 6 weeks of rehab to return to normal. I'm NOT playing football any more, that much is a fact, but he said that I could if I wanted to.
Having suffered through this once before, and witnessing firsthand that it took about a YEAR to return to normal, this claim is making my head spin. I also know the old saying, "if it sounds too good to be true...it probably is." Am I really that old to be that big a skeptic??
But I've heard enough good things from you to at least give it a shot.
The therapist I'm going to be working with is also going to put me in contact with someone who went through the program for an achilles tendon surgery. Hearing firsthand from someone else who went through the treatment successfully will also play a big role in my psyche.
Skepticism is a good thing. A closed mind isn't. And as I like to say about the ARP, the proof is in the pudding.
I'm building an ARP business/office in Sacramento. I'm shifting tactics from trying to explain it, to 'do a free eval/treatment, -then- we'll talk'. Because it does sound too good to be true and I'm tired of the blank looks etc. And as I said before, I wouldn't have
believed it if I hadn't had my first 5 minute taste of it on my back.
And what if you didn't -have- to be done with football.....
Please keep me updated. I'm curious to see how things go.
And do me a favor and take some pictures for me. In the cast, out of the cast, scar, etc.Mike:
Well, let's put it this way...my wife will probably beat me lifeless if I played football again.
Although...I can't help but think that...what if...the use of the ARP machine restores the leg to "better than new" condition, and the muscle imbalance problem that caused the issue in the first place (which obviously must have a bilateral aspect to it) is completely abated by the machine? So, I guess one never knows how things will play out...
The biggest satisfaction for me would be to waltz into my PT, bootless, with good stride and range of motion, and them wondering how in the heck I did it.
I am quite positive I have lower leg muscular imbalances and/or glaring weaknesses. When they're cured, who knows what I'll be capable of doing?
As for pics, sure. I'll have my wife take some of me...of the cast....and of the injury itself when the cast comes off. I'd like to document the whole rehab process, especially if it goes as well as I'm hoping. I'll send them to you after she takes them.
I'll be in touch after my first session to let you know how it went. I'm VERY excited to get started!!