After Carl had surgery (8/4/2016) Tim McGonigal (at a Morikami gathering) told him that physical therapy would take longer than expected and that getting cost effective PT would be far harder than expected. Tim said he had figured out he needed to take charge of it, learn whereever he could however he could, and create the program and the discipline needed to make it work. Thank goodness for Tim's advice because Carl soon found that Tim's comments fitted his situation very well. Carl worked with several physical therapists. All were skilled and concientious, but their teaching did not include good instructions that had a possibility of making him able work efectively on his own. PT is complicated. Luckily he met Krista Farnes and she created instructions and illustrations at a website HEP2go.com and now that website is the foundation of new PT work by Carl and a few friends. We still need teachers, coaches and trainers but more is possible now as we take more responsibiity for our own training.
Krista's original instructions included 15 exercises and she later expanded it to 30 exercises. Later, as Carl learned how to use HEP2go he expanded the list of exercises to 63 which included new exercises for shoulders and back. To see Krista's original program, click here and use "code" QELJ69P . (This is the best illustration of HEP2go.com because Krista knows what she is doing while we are just getting started.) Carl uses the HEP2go website, but also does some documentation and analysis on this website which is his own notes and current work.