My fiance had neck surgy several years ago. The vertebrae has now fused fine with the cadaver material they placed according to her last Dr. She was given exercises to strengthen her neck/shoulder area and told to do 12-20 reps one set for each and every day.
There was no time frame for how long to do this and I'm thinking she can progress to a 5x5 scheme and start adding weight. She's currently only using 2-1/2 to 5lb dumbells, though going as slow as she can with the reps. Her biggest problems seem to be muscle binding and perhaps scarring from earlier injuries. Seems to me ART would be good for that.
She knows enough to question being told to do it every day but the Dr that did the surgery and set up the physical therapy discharged her long ago and she can't get back in to ask questions.
Any advice or suggestions? She's also struggling with fibromyalgia but we hope to see a Dr next year that's had success treating that.