How unfortunate you ended under the care of a physical therapist of that caliber. However, over the years I have seen many of them act that very way, diagnosing people and telling them the opposite of what the dr says, trying to intimidate the patient, oh the list goes on. I don't know why they do this, if they wantd to be drs they should have continued their education.
I am really glad you leveled with your dr and was up front with him. I am sure after being his patient for so long, he knows what kind of a person you are. You have been what mine called me a model patient. I sure hope he rips the therapist a new one,lol. He deserves it and I am sure he just lost some potential business too. Gets what he deserves.
My good friend recently had hip replacement done. His dr gave him home exercises to do when he was released from the hospital and he did them diligently. He was just great and walking right for the first time in years and out of horrible pain. The dr could not believe how bad his hip was till he went in, he said it looked like a piece of cauliflower. Anyway, 6 weeks post op he goes in and asks the dr if he needed to go to PT. The dr said are you hurting, he said no, he said well you are walking with a normal gait. He said I can send you therapy if you want them to pull, yank and twist on that hip and make you hurt like you did before surgery!!! He said continue your exercises I know you are doing them, you don't need any PT!!! So, you see its not always the answer.
Great post and hope you will keep letting us know how you are doing....Susie