Physical Therapy

Kathy on September 9th, 2008

Yesterday in physical therapy, Jeremy stretched my shoulder joint vertically to about 165 degrees (out of 180).   This means I have recovered most of my range of motion since my shoulder fracture in June, but not all.  Jeremy said the last degrees are the hardest in stretching out a “frozen” shoulder, where the tough capsule […]

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Kathy on August 29th, 2008

“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 […]

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The first two sessions of physical therapy following the healing of my shoulder fracture consisted of a variety of stretches, but the next two sessions also featured some strength training.  What a welcome activity!  The muscles in my left arm and back had atrophied while the shoulder was immobilized and had hardly any power of […]

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Kathy on August 4th, 2008

I started physical therapy last Thursday to improve my range of motion following the healing of my shoulder fracture. My therapist was knowledgeable, professional, and encouraging. I was expecting physical therapy to be painful since I had been through it years ago after a previous injury, but I knew it was absolutely necessary if I […]

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