I had the angioplasty 18 days ago. Dr. Arata said to start PT right away though.
I just got back from the first session.
Interesting excersises. Lay on floor; legs bent and tighten butt and lift off of ground; do 10 times. 2. Lay on ground; legs bent; tighten butt and tummy; pull legs to chest; do 10 times. 3. Lay on ground; one leg bent, one leg straight; tighten hamstring of straight leg and raise it parallel in height to bend leg...10 times. Do all 3 of these in a controlled manner (for me I can control up but then coming down the legs want to quiver or spas or flop...not pretty.
4. Do controlled stand and sits without the aid of anything (10 times). 5. Stand at my walker and stand on right leg for 30 seconds paying attention to all the muscles needed to do this (don't use my toes to keep my balance rather touch the walker when needed)4 on each leg. Do all of these twice a day or more if it doens't tire me out too much. Always stop when you need too.
If your insurance covers PT, go ahead and start. Nothing but good could come out of it. I'm excited.