I had a very thorough evaluation yesterday, & the PT reported that where previously I was about 4% shy of opening my injured arm fully, now that’s down to about 2%. I am generally feeling stronger & more flexible too, though there’s still a bit of occasional ache. The consensus was that I should continue doing the most recently assigned exercises & stretches, increasing intensity gradually, & I may recover full comfort/strength/flexibility within a couple of months. If not, & if I think more PT would help at that point, I can ask my doctor to refer me for another round.
I really missed very few days of exercising during these weeks of PT – even when we were lodged in a hotel in another city for a few days – & I know that’s what made this work so well. 4 years ago
I’ve been going to see a PT twice a week & moving through a series of increasingly challenging-to-my-arm exercises. The PT assured me that twice a day (instead of three times) is fine, & I can do the current set just once on any day that gets too crowded. That flexibility helps. Even so, I’m not getting in much other exercise these days because the PT does take time & my day-to-day schedule is pretty tight.
My arm is not back to normal yet, but it’s getting stronger & gaining range of motion. And the stretches feel so good. 4 years ago
for work on my left elbow & shoulder, which still haven’t recovered from my nasty fall on the ice in early January. I liked the young woman who worked with me – & I am happy with the exercises that she taught me, because I can feel some good stretching going on.
I am supposed to do three kinds of stretches three times a day, & another one twice daily. Fortunately, they can all be done in my office just as well as at home. I could even do two of them on the bus or the train, as long as no one’s sitting directly in front of me. :-) 4 years ago