A fascinating video on how easy it is to trick the nervous system into making temporary changes - and how easy it is to trick ourselves into thinking these changes will last.
However, repeated exposure to stimuli, in the form of:
- treatments - including massage, physical therapy, or functional therapy given by a therapist or trainer,
- self-care, including self-massage and carrying out your exercise assignments from your therapist or trainer,
This is a short clip showing a 75-year old tennis player who did not have surgery - the injury included a full-thickness tear of his shoulder joint and shoulder muscles and joint fusion (glenoid humeral capsule, humeral head displacement supraspinatus + long head of biceps tendon, humeral space).
Two weeks after injury, he entered therapy--and 6 weeks later, was playing at 80% capacity.