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Discussion: rehab

in: bubo; bubo > 2018-03-13

Mar 14, 2018 6:27 PM # 
Charlie:
Well there's aggressive rehab, and there's the aggressive rehab of the dedicated athlete. Reminds me of when I broke my wrist several years ago and was given a number of exercises, one that involved holding a hammer by the handle and rotating the hammer head back and forth. I did that for a few days and had some growing pain with it. Next visit I was remarking on how painful it was and the therapist asked me how many times I was doing it at a time, and I said, "Oh, a couple of hundred." She replied: "Five! Five times!"
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Mar 14, 2018 10:02 PM # 
bubo:
I'm not quite there yet (and no hammers are involved).
At the hospital I started with five - rather painful - reps the day after surgery. There's just three very simple exercises and when they seemed to work fine I doubled the number of reps. Your example shows how often I would be doing it too if it wasn't for the pain.
I suppose we're not very good patients...
Mar 15, 2018 3:54 AM # 
Charlie:
Good, but not patient.
Mar 15, 2018 5:59 PM # 
bubo:
;)

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