Originally Posted by fclegg
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