Skiers are always a great crowd, yet the other day came across an athlete that really impressed me w/ her commitment to health & her sport. I received an inquiry about posterior knee soreness limiting activity after a repair, therapy, & unsuccessful return to gym / cross training. I heard about how after regaining motion in the knee, insurance truncated her physical therapy. This is a known issue for just about any clinician treating the more active focused subset: basic activities of daily living are the driver of receiving care & often there is a gap from "congratulations, you can graduate from PT" to race season starts in 8 weeks.
I provided the guidance I could & to a large degree this was "get your self in w/ a solid orthopod or musculoskeletal provider (PT or Chiro) & identify the causative issue to form a direction in care."
The next line was what really impressed, as she informed that she was either coming to see me from 300 miles away or hopping a flight to the Steadman Clinic. In our current society where being negligent to oneself is so commonplace, this was really inspiring to see someone taking ownership of their care.
Obviously, we all can't fly to our providers. My question to the masses: how far would you or have you gone to handle your care?