Day 39: Going to rehab, NOT that type of rehab [The rehab Part II]

check_wreck

When I planned this 100 day challenge of mine I realized that I’m accepting it well aware that my shoulder wasn’t functioning properly. For people that missed my last post on the accident go to this link. This meant that I couldn’t fully rely on my shoulder when doing certain exercises. There was even one particular time I wasn’t even able to do a normal push-up, it hurt like hell.  So, I had two choices, either wait another year an let it heal like my left shoulder did OR try to speed the healing with some rehab and go for the challenge.

“Since I’m writing this blog, its obvious which alternative I took, and I pretty sure I made the right choice.”

I wonder how many comeback stories this room has produced? This place has produced several of Swedish best athletes, amazing.

The rehab facility in Bosön.I wonder how many comeback stories this room has produced? This place has produced several of Swedish best athletes, amazing.

The first thing I did was some research on the internet, looking for some similar cases of people having the same issue. Sometimes you forget the ridiculous amount of valuable information the internet has to offer, besides funny pictures of cats and fail-compilation. I also spoke with a few friends with similar injuries as mine. I eventually decided that the best course of action was to see a specialist, so I went to a sports facility called Bosön. This facility is amazing, they have basically every tool you need to improve any athlete, from indoor facilities, physiotherapists, mental coaches and so on.

Giving me the status of my shoulder, luckily he couldn't find anything seriously wrong.

Giving me the status of my shoulder, luckily he couldn’t find anything seriously wrong.

I met up with Mattias a physiotherapist (Sv sjukgymnast) which in my eyes is some kind of a sorcerer or witch-doctor, he has such a powerful understanding on the human body. He could by just looking at my posture  already tell several things about my what I work with, what I ate yesterday, and even my biggest secret, YES I’m joking.

We did numerous exercises on both my left and right shoulder BUT luckily he couldn’t find anything serious. He told that when I fell I received a minor bump on my shoulder which contracted the muscles around it to “protect” the shoulder. This led to a reduced agility and strength of my shoulder, which causes instability when I preform certain exercises (which explains the push-up I couldn’t do). The muscles that got affected are Serratus anterior and Supra Spinatus, and luckily for me, I can get my agility and strength back with a few exercises.  

“If you do these four exercises morning and evening, 20 reps on each exercises, you’ll get your strength and agility back.”

My first thought was, “that’s it?”. I’m almost at the 40 day mark, and I’ve not missed deliberately (Sv avsiktligt) a single rehab session. If that’s the price to pay to keep my shoulder away from injuries, you can beat your pretty little ass that I’m gonna putt the time to do the work.

As I mentioned earlier, they have an indoor track here as well. During my younger running days, I basically started my passion for running on these very tracks. I must say I got a bit sentimental, and NO I didn't cry.

They have an indoor track here as well. During my younger running days, I basically started my passion for running on these very tracks. I must say I got a bit sentimental, and NO I didn’t cry.

Even though this injury might just be minor bump on the shoulder and trust me there other people with far more serious issues with there shoulders, I still find it important to check it up. Make the effort now when instead of paying for it later with bigger problems.

Now let’s hope that my shoulder doesn’t fail me now, have a nice Sunday and keep following and giving me feedback.

Eat hard, work hard, sleep…hard?

//Chris

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