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Strengthen in Physical Therapy is bad? Why?

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Unread 12-12-2012, 11:41 AM   #21
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Default A good answer to why strengthening too soon is bad

"You should NOT try to develop or strengthen a sick muscle. Weights and bands will do that! The muscles will pull and contract even harder against the nerves, vessels and flesh to exacerbate the pain and symptoms. The best for these sick muscles are heat, stretching, massage and being unlocked with needles. So avoid weights until the muscles are healthier." Stephen S Rodrigues MD

He posted this on the Facebook TOS page.
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Unread 12-12-2012, 12:37 PM   #22
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heat doesnt help me

if your muscles are sick and spasming then def dont strengthen

mine aren't, theyre just tight as eff. hypertrophied muscles are a *****
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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).
Would you mind sharing the stretches you were given for those of us who are eager to find good sound direction post-op? Thanks so much I believe this is a key element in healing and recovering and has been far too often left out of the equation in recovery. I certainly don't want to end up right back where I was pre-op. This is the part that has been most frustrating to me. Thanks again for sharing
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