5th and 6th Physical Therapy Session

It was my last shoulder therapy out of 6 sessions last night. I must say my shoulder feels better and stronger. I still need to meet Dr. Mancao though for my followup consultation. I just don't know when that'll be because she'll be away.

6th Therapy Session

Same as the 5th session below but add:
  • Reverse torch using bands. Tension or band starts at overhead on the right. Pull diagonally downwards to the left. Thumbs up at start, thumbs down at the end.
  • Rowing motion using bands. Pull with full range. Keep elbows and fists up.




5th Therapy Session
  • Hot compress 20 mins.
  • Ultrasound 5 mins.
  • Sitting Position. Press/ Release. Physical Therapist (PT) press hard on teres minor/major and then release.
  • Sitting Position. Slow stretching.
  • Lying Position. PT pull gently on the shoulder from socket (joint mobilization)

Following are the exercises. Need to rest in between exercises.
  • Stand. Using 2 lbs. dumbbell, front shoulder raises (not full range) 15 reps
    Stand. Side shoulder raises (open forward when approaching shoulder height). To ear. Slowly.
  • Stand. Using 4 lbs. dumbbell, bicep curls (not full range to shoulder)
  • Stand. Using 4 lbs. dumbbell, tricep extensions (not full range to back)
  • Stand. Stretch band. Towel in armpits. Outer, 90 degrees only. Tension starts at 45 degrees. 7 second hold. 15 reps.
  • Stand. Stretch band. Towel in armpits. Inner, 90 degrees only. Tension starts at 45 degrees. 7 second hold. 15 reps.
  • Torch or sword motion. Simulated activity. Stretch cord position at waist or sword's sheath. Motion is diagonal like raising a torch. Do not straighten/ lock elbows.
  • V-motion. Stretch cords behind back. From shoulder level, raise arms like stretching into a V towards the front.



No comments: