Originally Posted by Woodstock3
parbie, I am sorry that your recovery is moving so slowly. From everything I have ready on here and on the TOS support group, a good PT is crucial in having a good outcome from surgery or helping in avoiding surgery. Just like you I have been seeing someone who has never treated TOS - and I am actually getting worse from the treatment. When I told them I wanted to avoid certain things, they got an attitude and said I had to push thru the pain. grrrr I have decided not to continue because being in painful flares for days is not worth it. I will continue my search which will mean driving a long distance (driving is not easy with TOS ) and I have also started learning the Alexander Technique. It has been very helpful with posture and movement. I hope you have finally found a PT who will help you get stronger. Best of luck to you in your recovery!
Thanks for the support Woodstock
I am glad to say I have found a great new therapist. However, this week she saw I was improving (good news) but she got too excited and added new exercises which have flared me up
Hopefully next week will go better. I will only be seeing her til Mid December and then I am moving again so time for another therapist! It sucks to keep switching especially after finding someone good but I spoke to several therapists over the phone who say they are familiar with TOS, my big requirement is also having that manual certification because I swear the manual work my current therapist has been doing has definitely helped me improve in a matter of 2 weeks. Good luck to you as well in finding a great therapist! PM me if you would like me to send the protocols I have and been using, I can attach them as docs via email and they may help your new therapist in better understanding how to treat you.