Physiotherapy Shoulder Impingement

How Physical Therapy Helped My Impinged Shoulder

Physiotherapy Shoulder Impingement

I’ve been pretty active my whole life.  I did various martial arts like Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Kung Fu, Jiu Jitsu since childhood and worked out 2 to 3 times a week.

One day, I was at the gym stretching just like any other day and I felt pain on one of my shoulders.  I thought I pulled a muscle and didn’t have a doubt it will be fixed in a day or two.  It didn’t.  Pain lingered for more than 2 weeks and I finally had to pay a visit to a walk-in doctor.  The doctor said I have an impingement and if I didn’t do anything about it, it will take a long time to heal.  And he recommended physiotherapy.

At first, I thought why pay when I have all the info I need on YouTube.  On YouTube, there are hundreds of videos that tell you what to do to fix my impinged shoulder.  So that’s what I did.  I watched a number of videos that would show you all types of exercises and I did them.  But the pain would not go away and it got worse over a few months.  I came to a point where I needed to see a specialist.

That’s when I met a physiotherapist at Mountainview Health and Wellness.  To be honest, I didn’t have any expectation about physical therapy because I did try it before about my other problems in the past and it didn’t help much.  But the shoulder pain was getting worse and I had no other option but to get help.

He was very gentle and professional.  He would do a various test on my mobility and began his treatment.  He asked me to lie down on my back and put his finger somewhere at the back of my shoulder.  I felt excruciating pain.  But then it decreased over time.  Then he did some manual adjustment on my back.  The whole treatment was over in 30 minutes or so.

He asked me to raise my impinged arm.  There was almost no pain.  What?  I just couldn’t believe it.  I had this pain for months and it took about 30 min to make the pain disappear.  Then I became a believer in physiotherapy.  I came back one more time for treatment over the next week or so and my shoulder was fixed.  I still had to do the exercises he told me to do at home to keep it up but I believe it’s healed.  I just can’t thank him enough for what he did for me.

Thank you so very much!  You rock!

Joseph P.

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