Monthly Archives: January 2013

Week 16 in therapy update

It will be 5 months on the 30th of this month since my surgery, and this week will wrap up my 4th month in therapy. I will have my next appointment with my surgeon on the 6th of February. I … Continue reading

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Week 15 in therapy

I am now coming up on 4 months of therapy, which I’ve done 3 days a week, along with the at-home exercises on all the other days. Although my surgery was performed August 30th, I did not start my therapy … Continue reading

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My new therapy device

Today, I was fitted and received instruction on my new therapy device. It is called the JAS EZ Shoulder system. This device should help me get back my range of motion incrementally. I will need to use it 3 times a day … Continue reading

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Frozen Shoulder

Last week my surgeon told me that he would recommend a “Manipulation Under Anesthesia” (MUA) as soon as possible to free up my shoulder range of motion. After more discussion, he suggested waiting another 30 days to see if more … Continue reading

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A new record and a new idea

Prior to today, the longest therapy session has been 3.5 hrs, which I’ve had several times. Today’s session was 3.75 hrs. Normally, I would start my sessions with an anodyne and heat treatment to loosen and prepare the tissues for … Continue reading

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My new “Pain Level Faces” header

Those familiar with rotator cuff surgery will be familiar with my new header. When I was being processed at the hospital for my surgery, the nurse gave a piece of paper with the above images on it. I had never … Continue reading

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Submission necessary

One thing which my surgeon said (among others) on Monday, that stuck in my mind, was something he said about my therapy sessions. He told me that he did not know why I was not progressing as well as I should … Continue reading

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