Originally Posted by heybro
I have heard before that "strength" stuff is bad in physical therapy.
My physical therapy has been going ok (not hurting me like most have in the past).
Until.....he just gave me strengthen exercises.
i flared up after these.
so what is the reasoning behind it all?
I had TOS surgery in June. Dr Donahue stated flatly "no PT". He showed me 5 stretches to do, 3x/day, for next YEAR. In his opinion, most Ph therapists are over-eager and the exercises very often delay/hinder recovery. Internal swelling can linger for many MONTHS, so you don't want to build up muscles and cause compression on your nerves/blood vessels unwittingly. He told me to listen to my body, begin exercises very slowly and start with simple stuff like yoga (which I am doing).