“Outstanding progress,” wrote Jeremy Zell, my physical therapist at Ability Rehabiliation. After 4 weeks in physical therapy, I have recovered most of the range of motion that I had before I fractured my shoulder last June. Jeremy has increased my muscle strengthening exercises. Every day I am able to do something that I couldn’t do the day before.
The trick is to do the homework as assigned, and it takes the better part of an hour to do all the stretches and exercises that Jeremy has recommended. As a middle school teacher, I know the drill: Do your homework to build skill and competence. Here the drill is: Do your homework to build strength and freedom of motion. Jeremy’s report to Dr. White recommends four more weeks of physical therapy to get the job done. Tomorrow I visit Dr. White for a checkup. I’ll let you know what he says.