How long after rotator surgery?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Mark Yoshida, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. jwg Active Member

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    I would add some caveats to the advice above to be aggressive.
    1. Don't freelance on your exercises. There are some motions you should not be doing early on against resistance, so dont do stuff you have not been assigned in PT. You could do harm.
    2. There are some things you can press ahead on, but some of them are best to wait on until scheduled to start by your PT. This is because some things tighten up after surgery , and they will take time to loosen up, and until they do, you may be working against yourself with no gain.
    3. I experienced the second point in the following way: Some exercises were scheduled on a "standard" schedule, and some were just hard. Later the surgeon told me that certain things take longer to loosen up at my age, so it made sense that the exercises in question were "just hard". In this regard, whatever you can do to get an individualized PT program, as suggested above, is a good idea.
    As for outcomes, I am talking about a knee surgery, and both legs are now stronger, better stretched, and have better balance than before the injury or surgery, because I learned so much through the recovery and PT, and incorporate it in (now) regular workouts.

    good luck.

    j
  2. Skilly Member

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    I have had both shoulders done. First shoulder I started rehab six weeks after the surgery. Once I was doing weight training in rehab I started back fishing with a light switch rod and progressed to my 15' Loomis 8/9. Second shoulder was a total rebuild using cadaver parts and extensive surgery to repair another surgeons screw ups. At six weeks my surgeon told me to just start using it gradually no weight. At eight weeks he told me to start using in it normally and if what I was doing hurt to back off. But to build it up gradually with light exercise. He is a fly guy so he told me to just use a light rod. I started with a trip down to the holy land to fish the Provo with my 3/4 weight and my grand son. That worked well so I moved up to my six weight switch, Now seven months later I am back at it with my 15' Loomis. Fished with my surgeon last week and he said to do anything I want. I feel really fortunate.

    Skilly
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  3. Skilly Member

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    Oh forgot I am 73 so no youngster.
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