T. Ballif

I injured my right shoulder doing a seated twist pose in my yoga class. I went for about three weeks trying to ignore the pain in my shoulder but it got so bad that I could not sleep at night for the extreme pain. I couldn’t sweep or put dishes away, couldn’t push a shopping cart or carry anything. Extreme for me! I came to Terry Physical Therapy wondering and hoping they could help me without surgery or cortisone injections. After a very thorough range of motion (ROM) evaluation Dr. Terry formulated a plan of recovery, but he said NO yoga for about 8 weeks. Oh no! I complied; I don’t want to be my own worst enemy. After the first week of all the therapy and home exercises I felt a HUGE relief. I was able to sleep through the night without extreme pain. Still couldn’t lift anything or vacuum etc., but I continued as prescribed and after the 8-9 week therapy I am now actually better than before I injured myself because the injury was on top of a 10 year chronic condition of debilitated ROM in my right shoulder and upper arm, that got much better also! Dr. DeLeon’s vision into what is happening in a person’s body is amazing I wonder if he has x-ray vision! I am very grateful to Dr. Terry and Dr. DeLeon and all the patient therapy techs that helped me through this shoulder crisis. And YES I am back on the mat in yoga.