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Physical Therapy Today

Thursday, September 02, 2010

I've been having PT for some pain and tingling in my right arm. The stretching and exercises have helped, and I don't have the pain and tingling anymore. However, my shoulders and first rib are still very tight and sore, and I know that causes much of my pain.

Today, my therapist had me start with some exercises: an arm bike for six minutes (3 in each direction) and 3 sets of 10 seated rowing lifts of 40 lbs. Then he did some stretching on my first rib/pectoral muscles. Next he used ultrasound on my right shoulder for awhile, and then we finished with a few minutes of heat (my favorite part). I just have to remember to keep doing my stretches, and I know it will help my pain overall.
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    I love going to the PT. The heat is my favorite part too.
    2818 days ago
    Your blog has gotten me motivated to call for my Physical Therapy appointment for my achilles tendon injury. I have been putting it off because I have a deductible on my insurance and I have to pay $125 for my first session. My leg is killing me and the only way I am going to get out of this boot and better is to make the appointment. Thanks for the motivation.
    2818 days ago
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