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need some help with strength training

myneckandbackmmyneckandback Posts: 6
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Exercise and Rehab
When I hurt my neck, I lost all the strength in my arms. I couldn't open heavy doors.

I went to physical therapy for 6 months where I did have some strength gains but not many. I'd like to start doing some simple, gentle, strengthening exercises- maybe without even using weights.

Does anyone have good resources for this- books, dvds, websites? I'm looking for somewhere to start.


  • Did your PT or doc put you on any restrictions? Also did you have any permanent nerve damage or shoulder ligament/ rotator cuff issues? Most likely you would need a PT possibly to get a second opinion or start with a new one. Since my problem was low back, I was free to do whatever I wanted with the upper body, although I don't lift overhead (using therabands to provide the resistance). Good luck.
  • Your doctor or PT can suggest or give you better ideas. It is good to consult them first.
  • no idea but is there any benefit from little workout at home without going for heavy.

    One study shows that 15 minutes of daily exercise keeps you fit and fine.

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