Medical Condition: Rotator cuff injury, frozen shoulder, lower back pain
Prescription: Fitness Together personal training
When I came to Fitness Together, I had just started returning to regular activities following a series of physical issues including rotator cuff injury, followed by frozen shoulder, immediately followed by frozen shoulder in the other shoulder. Add in a lower back issue and basically, I had been in physical therapy and other treatments by a physiatrist and a sports medicine doctor for about three years.
I was 59 years old, had healthy eating habits, wasn’t over-weight and was at least moderately active when these injuries occurred. It was especially discouraging that I had spent a great deal of time and money to “get well” and I wasn’t even back where I had started in terms of physical ability. All that I really had achieved was to temporarily fix what wasn’t working, with no real plan for how to prevent similar occurrences.
How has FT helped you?
Fitness Together is a place to exercise that offers personally designed exercise program. FT has helped me to strengthen my entire body and improve mobility, especially in my shoulders. Also, with a stronger core, I very seldom have even mild back pain. All of this has taken place without injury due to my trainer’s careful observation and listening and workouts that are tailored for me.
The best thing FT has done for me is helping me to improve my physical ability such that I have gone from barely being able to hold a baby in my arms to lifting carrying, playing, running and generally caring for all of my grandchildren on a routine basis. And I feel strong and confident in doing so.