So, I haven't posted much about my frozen shoulder recovery in a while, because there was a long stretch of many months which felt like an exercise in learning how small an increment of progress could be and still be progress. However, in the past month, I've gained a remarkable amount of range of motion.
The funny thing is that a lot of this progress happened during the two weeks when I was traveling in the U.K., and not doing much work on the shoulder beyond a bit of soft tissue work with a lacrosse ball. On the other hand, I was getting plenty of sleep, walking 3-6 miles a day, and not stressing about stuff, which sounds like a pretty good recipe for fighting general inflammation. The lesson I'm drawing here is not that my PT exercises are useless, but that progress is non-linear.
I'm also incredibly excited that the other mobility work I've been doing with my trainer seems to be paying off as well. My hip and knee mobility are visibly improving.
And, just to lay to rest any worries that I had along the lines of, "Well, this mobility stuff is great and all, but does it mean that I have to give up making strength gains?" I deadlifted 140 lbs this morning.