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The therapy is starting out by what they call "passive" manipulation of thearm - she is not supposed to try to move the arm without a "helper". The arm issupposed to just hang down loosely. The idea is to allow the bicep to return toa full length position - which has been prevented by the sling for about 2 weeks.Then the arm is allowed to move a little back and froth, side to side, and then rotatingwithout her actually causing the movement - letting the body sway. All these cause painfor her and will take a while to go through. She has lower back pain and has for severalyears as well as arthritis in her hips which cause other problem in leaning over toallow the arm to hang down straight. The therapy is considered occupational rather thanstrictly PT - and the PT she has been on is scheduled to continue - just at a reducedpace.Howie52
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