Back in April, I wrote a post about my ac joint injury – a postural problem which has been exacerbated by doing TRX. I was doing my physio exercises, using kinesio tape and ice packs after spin classes and hoping it would heal. Then, my Dad passed away and the shoulder exercises and spin classes, went right out of the window.
Spurned on by a fantastic surf trip and a new job, I decided to get a second opinion on the shoulder. I didn’t feel I was getting anywhere with the physio and he seemed to run out of ideas very quickly. Cue my new physio who charges the same price as my previous physio and spends the double the amount of time with me – no brainer!
Her assessment was pretty much the same as my first physio – ac joint injury and chronic neck tension. However as a result of the ac joint injury, the suprasinatus tendon is also affected. What I like about my new physio is the fact that she explains everything clearly and actually does some physio on me during the session – something my previous physio didn’t do. She has also given me some pretty intensive exercises to do which include a combination of stretches and strengthening. The prognosis is good, she says I don’t need a scan and her very positive outlook has rubbed off on me. I’m feeling a lot more hopeful than I have done for months
But at the end of my last session, she uttered the words that I really didn’t want to hear….no surfing for a while!
By ‘a while’ she means until the shoulder stops catching and clicking – it could be weeks or months.
I’m gutted! Surfing is my lifeline and my escape. I had all sorts of plans this summer, in addition to surf trips, including trialing a surf fitness programme for a surfing friend.
But, I have got to do what I’m told. So, until its healed, I will have to come up with some new ways to keep up the stoke.
Has injury kept you away from surfing? How did you keep up the stoke until you could get back in the sea? Get in touch, I would love to hear your story!