Client was actually hit by a car on her right side. While she is doing awesome, her knee, pelvis, lower back and shoulder all need consideration when planning out her training. Dealing with one challenge is usually easy enough, but to add multiple is more of a challenge. We will be strengthening the muscles around those areas to regain more movement and flexibility (which she really has quite a bit considering). Just looking for some ideas. I know the bands and tubes are going to work well for her.
speaking as the unlucky owner of a once frozen shoulder, there is really not that much you can do at this point in time. You can take it to its end range of motion, wherever that may happen to be, and really be on the lookout for compensations which will bedevil her after the frozen shoulder hopefully has stopped being frozen.
The main compensation is to raise the entire shoulder, upper traps and side-bending to make up for the lack of movement in the GH joint. You can also try to do some scapular movements at the chance that something is moving there. Counter-intuitive as it may be (it was to me!), ice can help. There may be instances when the doctor decides to manipulate the frozen shoulder while under anesthesia (as happened with me). This will break up a lot of adhesions but is no guarantee that the shoulder will ever return back to normal functioning even though the person may regain pretty good range of motion.
Good luck to you and your client.
I recently introduced a gentleman who stopped seeing his Physical Therapist for his frozen shoulder (which had improved significantly, it was just getting spendy) to Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls. He loved how the self massage with these balls not only helped increased his shoulder mobility (via mainly the scapulothoracic joint) but also how it greatly diminished his pain. You can learn more about the Therapy Balls from this blog written by Sarah Court. http://www.yogatuneup.com/blog/2014/09/03/think-globally-roll-locally-fo…. Hope this helps!
(I should add that this man’s shoulder was no longer frozen when I showed him how to use the therapy balls. If your client’s shoulder is frozen, she should see a physician and therapist.)
Good luck with your client!