August 16, 2006

Huge news!

My shoulder hurt slightly from my bike ride on Saturday. I rode again Tuesday morning. Still, very minimal pain, like a 1-2 on a scale of 10.  I even made it up 2 hills that I normally have had to stop and walk my bike up - yay me!

The ART therapist was very pleased that I responded so well to his first treatment with me.  I have 4 problem muscles and they all held the treatment very well.  His tests of my muscle function hurt my shoulder slightly.  Then he applied his treatment, which was so incredibly painful, but afterwards, I could move those 2 problem areas with no more shoulder pain.

He told me to continue to test/stress my shoulder so we can pinpoint what work needs to be done.  I asked him if kickboxing would be too taxing to try, since it is pretty jarring.  First he said "Well, I don't know" and my heart sank.  But he went on to say for me to give my muscles a few days to recover from the treatment, and then ideally to see him 2 days after my class so we can see how I'm holding up.  So I have his blessing to go to kickboxing class next Tuesday and then he will see me for a treatment on Thursday. I am so excited, I can't stand it!!!


  1. WOW, that is HUGE news. I hope it all works out so you can enjoy kickboxing again. Better you and me LOL

  2. Have fun in the kickboxing class! I know you have missed it!