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Oscar01
03-29-2022, 02:35 PM
As a result of conversation with Brent, Papa, and Gabe after a KTWL class on training injuries, my XO and I started up physical therapy.


While having no outstanding injuries, I have done a lot of stupid things and put some miles on myself. XO is working out some things too.


Working with our physical therapist for the past two weeks or so heís found several vertebrae out of alignment on me and just today he found a misaligned rib.


Improvements for myself include ~20% more horizontal neck rotation to both sides which I didnít know I was missing. I can actually check my blind spots without turning my whole body. Also noticeable improvement with shoulder mobility and strength. A vertebrae or two in my neck were pulling my shoulder out of place and costing me structure/power for overhead and bench press, I thought it was simply tight muscles.


I used to view PT for acute injuries or rehab only but now view it as preventative/maintenance as well. Definitely recommend finding a good PT. (Especially before starting up any physically demanding training like heavy lifting or combat).


Improved mobility helps win the lifefight.

Mr. Anthony
03-29-2022, 09:44 PM
As a result of conversation with Brent, Papa, and Gabe after a KTWL class on training injuries, my XO and I started up physical therapy.


While having no outstanding injuries, I have done a lot of stupid things and put some miles on myself. XO is working out some things too.


Working with our physical therapist for the past two weeks or so heís found several vertebrae out of alignment on me and just today he found a misaligned rib.


Improvements for myself include ~20% more horizontal neck rotation to both sides which I didnít know I was missing. I can actually check my blind spots without turning my whole body. Also noticeable improvement with shoulder mobility and strength. A vertebrae or two in my neck were pulling my shoulder out of place and costing me structure/power for overhead and bench press, I thought it was simply tight muscles.


I used to view PT for acute injuries or rehab only but now view it as preventative/maintenance as well. Definitely recommend finding a good PT. (Especially before starting up any physically demanding training like heavy lifting or combat).


Improved mobility helps win the lifefight.We got in a minor car accident in December that resulted in some minor whiplash, etc. I've been going to a PT I know who is a high-level athlete herself and works with lots of high-level athletes. It's been great for regaining full ROM in my neck since the accident.

I keep myself in great shape, have excellent mobility, etc., but it's still absolutely worthwhile to spend the time and money working with a good PT as needed.

I got discharged today, deemed recovered from the accident (don't get me started on dealing with the insurance company of the girl who hit us), but I'll continue to go to PT on my own at regular intervals. It's like maintenence on a fighter jet.

chad newton
03-29-2022, 10:16 PM
I’m scared to have somone look at my back and neck....

Oscar01
04-03-2022, 11:26 AM
It's like maintenence on a fighter jet.


That's how I'm now viewing it. Who knew?


Just had a lumbar vertebrae reset. Might have been the reason I stalled in my deadlifts. Was told any more lifting on it would have been a ruptured disc.


Sorry to hear about your accident. Was in a similar spot and the insurance was a royal pain.

golucky
04-04-2022, 08:10 AM
Agree on getting the assistance or pathways for improvement. I've been going to PT for a little over 8 months to address a couple of degenerative C-vertebrae, shoulder, lower back, hip, and left leg issues. Started with aquatic and moved to land therapy. It's been a long road, but everyday is a step in the right direction.