Thank you so much for this information. I have had a MEB and now the package is ready to go to the PEB or so i thought.
A little background info on me. I am active duty with 19 1/2 years of active service. I have been diagnosed with AS with Xray evidence showing the early stages of Arthritis in my spine, ankles, knees, hips, shoulders and a few of my fingers. I also have bursitis and impingment in both shoulders as well.
I printed the three DVA worksheets and took them with me to review the package that was going to be sent out today. I discovered that the physical therapist here as Keesler AFB did not follow ANY of the worksheets. She did not document any of the pain, she merely pushed my arms (and other joints) through the pain to get a range of motion. My arms were lifted for me over my head as i cringed in pain... giving me a full range of motion with no mention to the pain that i was in.
I talked to the PEBLO here at Keesler AFB about my concerns and she told me that she could not discuss it with me because she was not there in the room. She was absolutely no help.
I (on my own) went back to my Primary Care Provider and showed him the worksheets and the limited results of her ROM test, he agreed that what she provided did not come close to the worksheet. He is requesting a second opinion from a nuetral (i.e. civilian) provider.
I am new to this forum, i found this forum a few hours before my appointment to review my package and i was going to let the PEBLO send it forward...with alot of missing information that would have most likely resulted in an inadequate rating.
Is there anything else that i should be watching out for? What advice do you wish you would have received BEFORE the package went out?
Once again thank you for the help you have already provided.