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Back from physical therapist

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No homework this time. He asked questions, moved both shoulders around, and said he could tell that the right shoulder was not moving freely: muscles tight, doing compensation for when it hurt.

So I lay supine with my spine balanced on a thick plastic cylinder for five minutes, then flat for a few minutes, then did a hand-bicycle machine: 5 minutes in one direction, followed by five minutes in the other.

Then the therapist would exert pressure in one way or another on my shoulder, and after a few breaths, call for me to relax totally. My shoulder does feel a bit freer.

I once got a massage by a guy trained in a Japanese technique that focused mainly on the skeleton. I lay on the floor and he would lift one shoulder and hold it for a while, then a leg, and so on. I became very conscious of my skeleton, which was being tilted this way and that. When he was finished I felt totally relaxed. Interesting experience.

Written by Leisureguy

21 January 2008 at 3:56 pm

Posted in Daily life

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