I was experiencing shoulder pain during certain activities. I had lost some strength and flexibility, and the pain was even affecting my sleep. I knew I needed to find rehabilitation exercises to lessen the pain and regain better range of motion in my shoulder.
I scheduled my annual physical required by my employer the City of Charlotte Fire Department at the Marathon Health Network at 4th and McDowell Streets, and mentioned my shoulder pain to Physical Therapist Rebecca Mitchell. Rebecca asked questions about my pain level, range of motion, and daily activities, then she examined my shoulder. She suggested some rehab and flexibility exercises I could do at home to help strengthen my shoulder and relieve the pain.
Thanks to Rebecca’s help, I now try to do stretching and rehab exercises every day to improve my strength and flexibility. My shoulder feels better each day, and I’m even sleeping better because I’m not in pain!
Don’t just live with pain. Firemen tend to do that to avoid any delays with getting back on the job. With the right kind of help, motivation, and rehabilitation exercises, pain can be improved. — Member Brennan Killian