“I think it’s important to have a visual,” says Abigail Prout a leadership coach and mother of two. “And to have somebody walking you through the visual as it’s happening is pretty empowering as a patient.”
Abigail was referred by her physical therapist to make sure that there wasn’t a muscle tear or anything out of the ordinary with her frozen shoulder after six months of substantial pain.
“I’m a tennis player and a ping-pong player. I’m an active person and so it’s been really challenging because I haven’t been able to use my right arm very well. It’s hard getting clothes on and off and my sleep has been really impacted.”
After a thorough examination by Dr. Greg Fritz using Clarius ultrasound, Abigail’s concerns were put at ease.
“What I gathered was that it was a pretty typical frozen shoulder and that he would recommend different exercises and physical therapies and perhaps a cortisone shot as a last resort. But, there wasn’t any surgical intervention necessary. Not being a medical person, it actually helps to have a doctor tell me what I’m seeing and where I’m seeing it. It does really help to hear that there isn’t any major trauma to the site other than the inflammation. That actually feels good.”