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    Anyone know a GOOD Kaiser Physical Therapist?

    Kind of desperate here....

    My wife had surgery 6 weeks ago to repair a torn tendon in her left foot (Peronious Brevis). Now it seems that her right foot has problems in the same area (another MRI this week).

    http://www.myfootshop.com/detail.asp...ndon%20rupture

    (We have no idea how she hurt the tendons - probably a structural weakness in her physiology that can not stand up to miles of hiking and fitness walking)

    We use Kaiser Insurance and are limited to their system of health care providers. We used the Orthopedic Department in Lafayette.

    The surgery itself went OK and has healed well, but the post-op care has been terrible with very little follow-up by the Doctor and very little guidance on how to do Physical Therapy to re-gain strength and flexibility.

    We really are looking for a GOOD Physical Therapist in either Boulder or Lafayette and, hopefully one that works with feet, etc.

    We are stuck with Kaiser Permanente Insurance for the remainder of this year and don't want to wait until January to start over with new insurance. If we can get the PT part taken care of, she can progress and get set up for surgery #2.

    Does anyone on the FR forum have any suggestions? Anyone use Kaiser Orthopedics and PT in Boulder or Lafayette

    Thanks!

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    Leslie Schein was good for my elbow, she works in Boulder. At least she did 2 years ago.

    CHRISTINE RINGDAHL just looked at my knee, she seemed good but we did not do much. However my primary care physician recommended her highly so I would thinks she must be one of the better ones there. She's in Boulder too.
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    Ellen Tschida at Baseline in Boulder is great!
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    The entire PT group that works at the Kaiser off Baseline in Boulder is great. Christine helped me back from a broken radial head and seperated shoulder after DR's in Denver wouldn't even prescribe PT after 2 surgeries. I had to find a Kaiser doc in Boulder to even get the prescription.

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    Wow! Glad to hear some positive news and that we are not crazy about the whole PT thing (or lack of).

    I think she has an Appt with Ringdahl at Kaiser in Boulder. We are very hopeful.

    I knew the MTBR Front Range crew would come through.

    Thanks for the feedback!

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    I have Kaiser here in socal and I hate them. Horrible on an epic scale. And I am in the medical field and have worked at 12 different hospitals and such. Hate Kaiser's care.

    I'm glad you're getting something out of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowdstar View Post
    I have Kaiser here in socal and I hate them. Horrible on an epic scale. And I am in the medical field and have worked at 12 different hospitals and such. Hate Kaiser's care.

    I'm glad you're getting something out of them.
    I have Kaiser at Rockcreek here and have always had great care. Great on an epic scale. Love Kaiser's care. I'd have given the OP the name of the PT that worked on my wrist but she's a hand specialist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    I'd have given the OP the name of the PT that worked on my wrist but she's a hand specialist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt View Post
    do share, please & thank you.
    Dona Tucker, Occupational Therapist, Rock Creek Kaiser. This was back in late 2006. Part of getting my hand back was trying to pick up coins off the kitchen countertop. Took me a year and a half to "trust" my right hand. I remember when I was first able to take a water bottle out of the cage on my bike--step one. Months later step two was being able to pull up the stopper at the top to drink. Baby steps.
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    I've been using Kaiser at Rock creek/Baseline for 5 years or so, and never had a bad experience between babies, PT, a surgery or 2 and some broken bones between my wife and I. That's just my experience--so not saying they are good for all, but I like them a good bit. The doctors I talk to like working there as well, as it's pretty steady/well run. From what I gather it was not so good 10 or so years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaj View Post
    CHRISTINE RINGDAHL just looked at my knee, she seemed good but we did not do much. However my primary care physician recommended her highly so I would thinks she must be one of the better ones there. She's in Boulder too.
    I've seen Chris off and on for about 8 months, she is really good. She is an avid cyclist. I'd seen other PT peeps before, but I feel that Chris has put me on a better track than others I'd seen.
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    Chris Ringdahl is REALLY GOOD. Totally helped me rehab a shoulder injury and helped me to avoid surgery. 5 STARS!!

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