Today, I am thankful for my physical therapist (and for the health insurance that covers his treatments so I can afford to go).
I'm thankful to be learning the exercises that help my hip (technically, my gluteus medius) become strong enough to do its job, and to have a place to do them that has the equipment that makes doing them easy.
I'm equally thankful to be learning the exercises that help my right shoulder both not hurt and be able to work. Without it, giving massages would be pretty much impossible. And again, I'm thankful for access to the machines that let me build up the strength in ways that don't hurt me (much).
I'm thankful for the strong hands and detailed knowledge that lets my physical therapist work through the knots and gristle and scar tissue in my hip and shoulder, so that the muscles can heal and become stronger. While I ought to be thankful for my psoas muscle, I'd be more thankful if it didn't get knots in it, because working those out really hurts. I am, however, very thankful that the knot that reared it's ugly head today has been exorcised.
And, when I' ve come home from P.T. sessions in which we address that psoas.... I'm really thankful for the ice packs that calm the muscles down again after that deep tissue work.