Friday, August 28, 2009

Almost 6 months

The Orthotron is the latest torture device I've been subjected to at physio.

The best image I could find is at this site (left-hand photo):

I'm sure there are newer, sleeker models but the one where I go is old school like this one. The difference is the strap looks less like a seatbelt and the hold-on-for-dear-life handles are more prominent.

"Are you sure that's not going to kill me?"

"If I don't do it right, am I going to get an electric shock?"

"Hey! Help me out!! Where are you going?"

Oh, I know deep down inside my physio is going to miss us when we're gone...

Yeah, it's like the leg extension machine at the gym. Except with this one there's resistence on the way up and down. The reason I hate it: Mireille is expected to whip her leg up and down as hard and fast as possible.

I know... it sounds like an injury in the making. That's exactly my problem with it!

Gotta trust that physio knows best.


  1. What the heck is that thing? Oh I'd be scared to be put into that.

  2. You mean you don't have one at physio?

    I think this is one of the machines they're going to test me on in November to see whether or not I have the green light for a full return to sports.

    I better start liking this machine :-)

  3. Yikes! Best of luck! Maybe it will get easier once you get into it.:)

  4. I remember my friend in HS had pics on a machine like that -- but she was NOT smiling on it. More of a 'Oh man this HURTS' kind of look. Good luck!!