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angieliu
19-03-2007, 09:18 PM
Just a quick update..

I went to see Seamus today and he was very thorough with his diagnosis. I've got more exercises to do and to focus on different muscles so I'm pleased that what I am doing is the right thing.

I guess the lesson here is that you should always consider a second opinion because my first diagnosis was not the greatest and I was pushed to consider surgery and more importantly find a physio who specialises in shoulders and knows what they are doing otherwise they can do more damage than good.

Ange:D

hopeful
19-03-2007, 09:51 PM
im seeing seamus is 3 weeks for the first time. ive heard alot of good things about him. i think he is the sydney kings, and aussie boomers team doctor. is he as good as what people say?

angieliu
20-03-2007, 10:53 AM
Yes I think that Seamus is very good. He found things that are associated to the pain my shoulder is giving which I didn't even realise. He is very thorough and rather than relying on the referrals from your doctor he actually makes his own diagnosis. He actually is willing to spend time explaining things so I think he is very good.

I think he is the aussie boomers team doctor.

hopeful
20-03-2007, 05:38 PM
what things did you bring on your first appointment? eg xrays, ultrasound etc. thx

kjwilkin
20-03-2007, 06:21 PM
Just a quick update..

I went to see Seamus today and he was very thorough with his diagnosis. I've got more exercises to do and to focus on different muscles so I'm pleased that what I am doing is the right thing.

I guess the lesson here is that you should always consider a second opinion because my first diagnosis was not the greatest and I was pushed to consider surgery and more importantly find a physio who specialises in shoulders and knows what they are doing otherwise they can do more damage than good.

Ange:D

Hi Ange,

Glad you had success with your appointment with Seamus.

I have been swimming with fins and hand paddles the last couple of weeks. My shoulder has improved a bit but still very painful.

The last 2 weeks I've been off work. I started a new role today so will be interesting to see what it's like in the next couple of weeks.

Great to hear you're heading on the right track.

Will let you know how I get on with Greg Hoy is 2 weeks time.

angieliu
20-03-2007, 09:04 PM
what things did you bring on your first appointment? eg xrays, ultrasound etc. thx

To see Seamus you need your referral from your GP otherwise you won't get much back from medicare. I brought everything along including my MRI scans, and my referral letters (since I've had so many). I found that Seamus wanted to make his own diagnosis before he saw anything which I think is a good thing especially when I have been to previous sports doctors who just read the letter and then pretty much agree to it do a couple of tests and send you off for a MRI.

Hope this is helpful

angieliu
20-03-2007, 09:09 PM
Hi Ange,

Glad you had success with your appointment with Seamus.

I have been swimming with fins and hand paddles the last couple of weeks. My shoulder has improved a bit but still very painful.

The last 2 weeks I've been off work. I started a new role today so will be interesting to see what it's like in the next couple of weeks.

Great to hear you're heading on the right track.

Will let you know how I get on with Greg Hoy is 2 weeks time.


Hey KJ,

Yeah I'm happy that things went well with Seamus too.

I found I had to be really careful with swimming because towards the end I started to feel sore afterwards so I've given it a rest. Take it easy with work. It's actually quite funny, I had an OT workplace assessmnt done about two weeks ago and we changed some things around and then just like that I stopped having shoulder pains. Now I use my left hand a lot more at work and I guess it has helped because sitting in front of a desk all day long is not great for a bad shoulder.

You could also try some acupuncture or moxybustion. I found that has really helped and increased the blood flow in my shoulder. The moxybustion brings all the stagnant blood fow to the surface. It can hurt along the area where you have hurt your shoulder but I found it really good.

Hope all goes well with your appointment with Greg Hoy.

Angie

kjwilkin
21-03-2007, 07:35 PM
Hey KJ,

Yeah I'm happy that things went well with Seamus too.

I found I had to be really careful with swimming because towards the end I started to feel sore afterwards so I've given it a rest. Take it easy with work. It's actually quite funny, I had an OT workplace assessmnt done about two weeks ago and we changed some things around and then just like that I stopped having shoulder pains. Now I use my left hand a lot more at work and I guess it has helped because sitting in front of a desk all day long is not great for a bad shoulder.

You could also try some acupuncture or moxybustion. I found that has really helped and increased the blood flow in my shoulder. The moxybustion brings all the stagnant blood fow to the surface. It can hurt along the area where you have hurt your shoulder but I found it really good.

Hope all goes well with your appointment with Greg Hoy.

Angie

Hi Angie,

I'm being very careful with the swimming. At the moment I'm only doing 10 laps and gradually increasing it. So, will be interesting to see what happens.

When I was at my last workplace I had an OHS assessment and made a good few suggestions. I've put some of those in practice but am going to try using the mouse with my left hand. My Dad actually suggested that after an OHS seminar he went to.

At the moment I'm having dry needling once a week and find that really helps.

I saw one of my sports physicians today and couldn't believe the difference in my shoulder from not working and starting work again. He joked that I should be a lady of leisure. We will be interested to hear what Greg Hoy says in 2 weeks but my sports physician thinks I would probably benefit from surgery. I'll keep you posted.

Good luck with your recovery.;)