Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Physio, working on healing

I had my first physio appointment yesterday and hopefully it is a first step toward getting my shoulder fixed up. The plan is to attend physio once a week for the next 6 weeks. The good news is that climbing is ok as long as I don't push it too much.   

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Shoulder update

So my shoulder is still less than perfect but I believe some progress has been made. Actually, it is hard to say, since I injured my AC joint on the same shoulder back in mid January after taking a fall skiing. Perhaps, I'm back to square one. In any event I have been back to the gym a couple times.

It is certainly difficult to take it easy at the gym; there are so many problems to try. So far I have avoided anything overhanging by more than 10 degrees unless it is dead easy. On a positive note my fingers still feel strong.

On the medical side I have been to the Medical Sports Clinic in Ottawa where I was told I have rotator cuff tendinitis. I sort of knew this already but I needed to jump through the hoops to get a physio referral so my insurance will cover the sessions. My first appointment is this Monday and I hope a step toward getting healthy for the coming climbing season.