Just had my first hour of P.T.

I got there 15 minutes early, to ensure that the MRI had been sent. No, they hadn’t received it. So the receptionist started phoning the imaging center, only to be put on hold with 5 others. She was still holding on when I went in.

I explained the whole lot of really not knowing what was going on, and he started gently moving the arm in all directions. The only time it hurt was when it was bent, as in lifting, and brought upwards.

I did the pully, where the right hand would be lowered so the left arm/shoulder would be gently lifted high in the air, and then I did it to 45 degrees. From there I went on the bicycle where you only use your upper body. I did 10 minutes on a slow speed. From here I had a squashy ball, and did exercises pushing back, forward, and to the side. From here I did the one where my arm and hand are flat on a table, with a cloth underneath, and bring my fingers are far forward as possible, and then at a 30 degree angle.

I forget the first one, where I brought the pole of my head, and held it for 6 seconds, and repeated it 30 times. Finally I had ice on it for 10 minutes.

During this time the receptionist brought paperwork in from the imaging center with only their logo on it, nothing else. So he had no MRI to see exactly what had happened, just what I had told him, and when I felt pain.

I have booked 2 more for next week, and will do these exercises at home. I have the suspension bands that I can put over the door to make a pully.

The photo is what I am aiming to do again with my left shoulder. Says lots of prayers.


  1. I went yesterday at my doc’s persuasion as my hip buckled while I was instructing in person towards the end of the year. The PT told me I am getting older but in very good shape. She said it was natural aging. I took her exercise suggestions but won’t be returning. I was very impressed with the PT office through the VA.

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  2. I am going to PT as well. It’s amazing how small brief exercises can correct something wrong. I really enjoy my local office, they make everyone feel like family.

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  3. Oh, best of luck! My husband will be going next time to PT for his arm. I was happy that she thought my strength level was excellent. Sometimes you need to hear good news. Best wishes.

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  4. Thank you for sharing!!.. I have a bad shoulder also and mainly I just use caution as to how I use my arm (knowing I will not be 20 years old again) and use my mind instead of my back to achieve my goals… hope all goes well and life is all that you wish for it to be… 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    (Irish Saying)

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  5. Perhaps there are new adventures waiting.. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” (Alexander Graham Bell)… 🙂

    And perhaps once a plan is formed, you can return to boxing and the weights but may have to make adjustments as to how you do them… 🙂


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