My sister has had 2 surgeries on her foot, and was just given full clearance by the doctor to run PFTs in the Marine Corps... problem is, she still feels excruciating pain when she runs, and does not consider it healed. I have a feeling a bit of Physical Therapy would help, since she has likely lost lost of Range of Motion from being casted for a month, then nursing it for the last few months. Her CO is making her run the PFT, and I need some suggestions. As most of you know, there are no "second opinions" in the Military, and as such, my sister will likely have to run the PFT. I instructed her to do so, but not to strain herself while she does it. She's a tough girl, a gymnast, and has been a Marine for 5 years now... she knows how to handle pain, but I'm sure this is different for her because it's more of a "lack of use" pain. She can easily max out situps, pushups and flex arm hang or pullups... whichever she chooses to do. She has a time limit of like 28 minutes for the three mile run, and I said to just jog the whole thing, and try not to limp, as it will just hurt more later if she does. In my own Marine Corps experience, it is very easy to run the 3 miles in the alotted time, even while doing a fast walk, so she should have no trouble finishing it if she takes it easy. Did I do the right thing in telling her to run it, or should she go to the doctor again and explain the pain? She has not had any physical therapy yet that I am aware of, which is goofy to me, since my wife is a physical therapist and sees injuries far less severe in her office all the time. Even my wife, when she had the same surgery had to do physical therapy on her own foot to reduce the loss of RoM. What do you guys think?