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UGH. With mad dislike, I must relay to you the news that my acro base, out with an injury these last few weeks, finally got his MRI done and he has a labral tear (probably a SLAP tear). Even if he gets surgery he's very likely to be out for 12 months. Which means I don't have a dedicated base for dynamic class anymore... and I didn't even give this last one a special blog name. :_(

Me last August: The next one's got even more to learn than Panther, and maybe I'll just waste my energy training up someone else who'll leave me before the work can pay off...

Yup, almost called it. The one thing I got with him that was new is the cast-up to foot-to-hand, which is gone now: a flyer alone can't do a damn thing.

I'm not 100% sure, but I currently suspect that I won't continue with this class; at least not next session. I'm too discouraged at continuing to cover the same ground over and over with different new partners, and I'm not putting in the time I want to on my second handstand coach's press drills. Maybe I can solve/avoid both of these problems at once by ditching LCS on Monday nights, and dedicating them to solo handstand work.

Date: 2017-07-09 12:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] apfelsingail
Ugh... :( That really, really sucks. I'm assuming he's getting PT as well? Or is it truly and clearly in the 'needs surgery to heal and fix this' category?

Date: 2017-07-09 05:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] apfelsingail
Yeah, he needs to take his MRI results to a sports physical therapist. It's just a different knowledge/skill base.

Date: 2017-07-09 05:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] apfelsingail
I mean, he might well still need surgery, but PTs don't go straight to surgery unless it's really indicated. Surgeons recommend surgery. Doctors recommend meds and/or surgery. PTs try to get and keep you functional, and they're magic.

Date: 2017-07-10 06:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heisenbug
I've been to an orthopedic surgeon twice for different issues, and both times he recommended PT and not surgery. It was the same guy both times, though, so maybe he's just unusual.

It might help that he specializes in "sports medicine" - so he might often see people who are otherwise very fit and are very sensitive to minor physical issues that other people might not even notice. Just a conjecture.

Actually, now that I think about it, I also went to a different orthopedic surgeon a very long time ago about RSI. He didn't even send me to PT, just gave me the correct diagnosis and the right exercises for it (I had already been through some ineffective PT).

Date: 2017-07-09 05:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] randysmith
I'm so sorry. And yeah, it sounds like taking a break from that particular goal for a bit makes sense--your hard work and determination isn't paying off. But yuck :-{.

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