During my initial assessment, the PT noticed that I was a little more forward in the shoulders at rest than ideal, but more obvious, my shoulder blades "wing" out. That's usually indicative of being tight, but further movement analysis, he determined my problem is hyper mobility. I have A LOT of movement in my shoulders. Have I shown you how much my elbow bend backwards?
So my rehab apparently won't be focusing on creating mobility, but creating stability. And apparently, that's a lot harder.
And with a new ortho surgery, there aren't exactly a lot of weights I can do right now.
For my trip to Texas, my PT had me take a pulley system to work passive range of motion:
|Not me. Too lazy to set up the camera.|
This time, I'm doing more activating work and stabilizing work:
|So hard core.|
As for real training, nothing that puts weight or stress on the shoulder yet. No sprints, no hand weights, no barbells. Weight vests are okay, weight belts are okay. Running stairs/ stadium seats should be fine. I'll figure something out with that. Le sigh.
He didn't really tell me what to expect or timeline it out for me. This is gonna be emotionally rough.