Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Today, you should all breathe a collective sigh of relief that you are not a patient of mine.

I have a young patient (early 20's) with whom we are working on balance and lateral ankle stability. As one of his exercises, he stands on one leg on some balance foam while throwing and catching a weighted ball. He throws the ball against a device called the rebounder, which is essentially a mini trampoline whose angle can be adjusted.

He has been doing this particular exercise for quite some time, so I was kind of on autopilot setting him up. I didn't double check the angle of the rebounder. He threw the four pound ball fairly forcefully and it came back rather quickly at a strange angle...right into his crotch.

That pretty much ended the therapy session.

I don't think he's coming back.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

tee hee. i pity you being in that awkward situation...but did you laugh later?