Kathy Perry’s frozen shoulder story

Hindsight is 20/20. It’s easier to know the right thing to do after it has happened. Here is Kathy Perry’s story of a frozen shoulder. Last summer, she noticed her left shoulder pain and how it wanted to freeze up and continually got worse. She ignored it until October. Kathy’s doctor prescribed physical therapy 2 times a week,

Frozen Shoulder At-Home Therapy

Since you will only be in the physical therapy clinic for 2-3 hours per week for Frozen Shoulder or Adhesive Capsulitis, your therapist will give you exercises to complete at home (HEP—Home Exercise Program) once they know what you tolerate in your PT sessions. This will allow you to take some of your recovery into your own hands and regain your shoulder strength and range of motion more quickly.

Frozen Shoulder In-Clinic Therapy

At your first visit to physical therapy for frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis, you will undergo a full evaluation to assess your shoulder range of motion and strength. Your therapist will create a program of therapeutic exercises and stretching to address any areas of limitation and pain. 

A normal physical therapy session may look like the following: 

  • 10’ moist heat pack application for shoulder joint and musculature warm up for less pain and limitation with exercises.

Frozen Shoulder

 

Adhesive capsulitis, commonly known as “frozen shoulder”, occurs secondary to inflammation and thickening of the fibrous joint capsule of the glenohumeral joint. The glenohumeral joint includes the head of the humerus and the concave glenoid fossa of the scapula and is where most of our shoulder motion comes from.  The inflammation and thickening of the glenohumeral capsule causes it to adhere down to the humeral head,

Beverly Waddell Recovers from Frozen Shoulder

Beverly Waddell is a patient at our Shelbyville clinic.  She was officially diagnosed with frozen shoulder.  It occurred as she was trying to get down on her hands and knees, and unfortunately, she slipped while getting down.  She fell directly on her shoulder, jamming it into the ground.  She dealt with the pain for about 4-6 months,

Terry Hutt Recovers from Shoulder and Bicep Pain

Terry Hutt is a patient in our Spring Hill clinic.  Terry took a new job that would often place an immense amount of stress on his shoulder.  After only two months, he was in need of physical therapy to help reduce the pain in his shoulder and biceps.  The pain was intense enough to keep him from lifting weights or working anywhere above his shoulder.

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