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    Need help

    Hey guys, I recently had open rotator cuff surgery and will be out of the water for a while. I was wondering if anyone on this site had any experience with or could recommend a place for doing my physical therapy. Any help is much appreciated, thanks.

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    I had 2 surgeries on my left shoulder to repair a dislocated shoulder.

    As far as therapy, I do not know your local area, but I can say that put the time in and don't slack off on the therapy. You will prob be really anxious to get back in the water, but it is not worth testing your shoulder before it is strong enough and ready to get back in the water.

    The shoulder is really vulnerable when you are paddling on a surboard, and especially on the pushup part. You put a lot of strain on should shoulder joints during the push up, and so strengthening the shoulders is good for any surfer.

    Good luck and quick healing.

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    Yeah thanks for the advice, this is my second one as well...however before wasn't for a rotator cuff (multiple dislocations that hurt like a ***** btw so i feel for ya). Anyway i start my first day of therapy in Wilmington NC (Surf carolina beach and other southern nc islands), i have 3 months of no water time ahead...guess i'm gonna shoot some pics or something, check carolinasurfmagazine.com to see what I'm missing , later