a bit miffed

Thursday, May 12, 2016

So, yesterday I had physical therapy and while I generally enjoy it ... not so much yesterday. It still bugs me I guess because I am still thinking on it. That's not my style; once something it over it's usually done in my head. But I still am miffed about yesterday. I pretty much worked through my exercises and that part was fine, different but fine; it's the whole way I felt ... how do I explain this? I'm no princess or attention hog, in fact the less attention the better but please don't ignore me entirely!

It started pretty much the same and I worked with this guy before, just not in the pool. First it was pretty normal, hey how are you and what's been going on... but became pretty clear this guy had no clue what to talk to me about and that what I said didn't matter. See, I am in the pool working through the stuff he tells me to do while he sits on the sideline with a timer and my chart. Pretty much from the get go he changed my routine, upped the time and had me do sequences out of order. That part is fine and I understand change or individual style... but while I worked out he sat and fidgeted. He didn't want to be there and it became pretty clear when he opened the door from the pool room to the main therapy room... hello drafty! The pool room was nice and warm and then became pretty quickly chilled from the air conditioning coming in from the open door. He put a chair in the doorway to keep it open and walked away. Then he came back every time the timer beeped so he could give me new instructions. Every once in awhile he popped in to ask how I was feeling, but didn't listen to my tone or what I had to say... he also skipped part of my workout routine. While I usually swim after my session I didn't feel it yesterday and was actually upset about the thoughtless treatment, kind of felt dismissed while I was there. I could have just paddled around in the water and he would have not been wiser... but in my true non-confront fashion I didn't say anything... and that is on me!
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    Sorry that didn't go well. Sure, everyone has an off day, but that's not acceptable given his current career path. Me? I'd have told him off in a heartbeat, but that's me. I understand not everyone is comfortable with confrontation, but sometimes you do have to just bite the bullet and speak up.

    Hopefully next time will be better, and hopefully our rain will taper off soon. I still want SOME rain in this Texas summer.


    1707 days ago
    Grrr! Sometimes I don't say anything in the moment because I can't trust myself to be appropriate in the way I address the situation. However, YOU are paying for a service from these folks. I wouldn't hesitate to let the folks who run this physical therapy practice know that you will not accept having this particular therapist again!
    1714 days ago
    I'd make sure not to get him again. Have a good day.
    1715 days ago
    Is golden**
    1715 days ago
    I'm sorry bout that dear, but silence they say us golden, anything said could a led to worse regrets later...most importantly now is that u burned some calories dear!!
    1715 days ago
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