Took my mom for her first ever physical therapy appointment today. She had recently strained her left shoulder and her primary care doctor thought it might be a good idea.
Spent a productive and reassuring half an hour with RPT Nicole, first answering many questions and then assessing the problem. After having my mom try to move her arm in many different ways Nicole diagnosed her as having some damage to her rotator cuff. Nothing too serious.
Nicole had her do some simple stretches and exercises which she will have to continue to do at home combined with twice-a-week visits back at the therapist’s office for the next month.
Next week she goes back to see one of the cute therapists. I may take her…just to make sure she’s ok, of course.