Originally Posted by Ashkat128
I am supposed to see him again this week (as you say to make sure Iím doing the exercises right etc) but havenít set a time yetÖ 2/3 times a week seems like a lot! You must have quite the schedule balancing everything.
My health insurance or work doesnít cover physio unfortunately so I really have to work appointments down to a minimum ($70 an apt) and do what I can on my own :s I was upfront about this and the physiotherapist was wonderful, totally understanding and gave me his home phone for if I have any questions or problems. He made me stay at the clinic and practice exercises for another hour to make sure I was doing them properly. Iím sure once I get to strengthening exercises Iíll have to find a way to make more appointments work.
Iíve been doing my stretches and things feel a bit better :) Until the shield cover for the barn gutter motor fell on it yesterday lol. I just canít win! Massage helps a bit but I can barely take any pressure on that side even with heat. The masseuse I was seeing said it was too tight and tense to accomplish much without at least bi-weekly visits, and again sadly, it just comes down to cost.
Iím glad youíre doing so well DaffyDuck, keep getting better
As for the weights and cablesÖ That sounds kinda scary! Itís good that you know your limits. I really need to learn mine so something like this doesnít happen again I suppose.
I'm super lucky that the army pays for my medical, and I go during work time. The hospital is 30 mins away, and then by the time I get transport, up there, wait for the right time (as transport only runs at silly times), have the appointment and get back, I can be out of the office around 2-3 hours. HOWEVER the working environment I am in, and the people I work with are super understanding. They push me to go, and initially when I was in too much pain/whacked out on painkillers they would send me home to sleep it off. (My body has been through everything thanks to stupid prescriptions from an even stupider doctor).
She massaged first, which I was super looking forward to, but then did something with my shoulderblade that hurt. A lot. I was thankful to get back to the cable weights! They aren't so bad, and your muscles breathe a sigh of relief for the good stretches. I also know myself that building them up doing upper body means that I won't injure it as quickly next time.
Best thing I have found is looking in a mirror.. forgot to mention! That way you can see where you are sitting your shoulder and how you should be doing them. Look in a mirror when the physio is teaching you so you have it in memory for home. My worst habit is raising my shoulder to my ear, and not using the shoulder blade to work my arm!