I also completely ruptured my quadricep. I have been enjoying reading the exchange of info on this board - it has been a great help in understanding what to expect. I am scheduled for surgery next Thursday at UCLA ortho and start pt the following Monday. However, I live 25 miles from UCLA and so I asked if they could refer me to a pt closer to my home. Unfortunately, the OS said he did not have a pt suggestion/referral near me (only in Westwood).
What criteria do you suggest in selecting a PT? Should they have at a minimum some weight machines? It would seem that a leg extension machine would be very helpful starting around the midstage of my recovery. How important is having this and other similar machines? What about other supplemental weight bearing machines such as a pulley for squats, abductor and hamstring machines?
Is it wise to only consider a pt that has prior experience rehabing a ruptured quad?
Any other criteria you would use in selecting a pt?