I got a call from one of my clients a while ago. I hadn’t heard from Cynthia in a long time, but in her typical “no-nonsense” manner she said…
Brad, I fell over and broke my shoulder a while ago. The break has healed, but I really need some help to get my shoulder back to normal.
And boy did she break it! In fact, she shattered it. Plus she did a lot of soft tissue damage too: Tore one of the rotator cuff muscles; and strained the biceps tendon. So I really had my work cut out for me.
One good thing though; she remembered me saying how important ice was for immediate treatment after an injury like this, so she had been using ice since she broke it.
(Ice is very important for reducing swelling, inflammation and scar tissue formation, which makes future rehab a little easier.)
Anyway, to cut a long story short, her shoulder is now 100% healed. She has full range of motion and the strength in her injured shoulder is now equal to that of her good shoulder.
Apart from a couple of small scars where the surgeons had to pin her shoulder back together and repair the soft tissue damage, you’d never know she hurt it.
If you’ve hurt your rotator cuff or you’re trying to recover after a shoulder surgery, then you can see the procedure I used to fix Cynthia’s shoulder here.
Until next time, stay healthy, keep stretching and God bless.
The Stretch Coach
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