Ultrasound Techs

Doug WebbenDoug Wuebben is registered in adult and pediatric echocardiography and has been doing echo for more than 12 years. At about the three or four-year mark, however, he was scanning with shoulder pain each day.

He is not alone. A survey conducted by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) and the Healthcare Benefit Trust (HBT) revealed that 84% of the responding sonographers were scanning in pain that they attributed to their work activities. Twenty percent of those sonographers had an injury severe enough to end their careers.

Muscles and tendons are designed and intended to be used regularly. However, if the workload becomes too frequent or for too long a duration, the muscles and tendons can no longer function correctly and have to adapt. Problem is they adapt by changing movement patterns, how we do our job and how we even live our life outside of work. What occurs is inflammation, and if the movement patterns continue – degeneration, which causes small micro tears and ultimately scar tissue forms.

“I wondered how I was going to make it through the next study. I know I’m not the only sonographer who’s ever worked in pain, or employee working a job where dealing with daily pain is the norm!” – Doug Wuebben

He did what a vast majority of us do, continue to do our jobs in pain. In the back of his mind, he knew he might have to quit if the pain continued or became worse.Today, and for the past 10 years, Wuebben works pain free thanks to exercising the right things the right way as instructed by Mark Roozen, or Coach Rozy.

“Coach Rozy taught me to train movement and not just muscle, which meant that I also worked out the rest of my body. I targeted my whole body, not just the problem areas. I was lucky that I had the expertise and availability to utilize an NFL strength coach with over 30 years of fitness and wellness experience. The result was so successful, that I am pain free to this day!” – Doug Wuebben

Coach Rozy tailored an individualized exercise routine based on Wuebben’s pain and injury issues. He looked at the mechanics related to Wuebben’s job. Within three months of doing the right exercises the right way, Wuebben’s shoulders no longer hurt.