Are your Pecs tight❓Do you have shoulder pain❓If so, you need to check your ribcage orientation (we can do that☝️) before you start jamming away with a lacrosse ball or doing that doorway stretch from 40 years ago.
If your ribcage is oriented to the R – trying to bring that L arm out to the side as shown won’t work well since the L Pecs will already be on stretch – cue top pic‼️
After several breathing/repositioning drills to re-orient the ribcage to mid-line – 💥 – cue bottom pic‼️….
Pec is placed on more slack afterwords and then my patient is able to bring her arm into horizontal abduction with much less tension & much more range!😮🎉
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Move well! Move often! Be active! 🙏
Being in Costa Rica with my family for the past week showed me what our kids can really do if there are no options other then being outside! 🏃🏃
But they are less likely to do it if you’re not there in the beginning. Lead by example. Show the next generation what you can do. 💪
& if there’s an obstacle that’s in the way preventing you from moving well & participating with your kids . . . DM us as we are always here to help 👍👊#movehealchange
3 weeks of severe/persistent R neck pain for this amazing phenom … resolved in 1 session & 3 days of 📚. We utilized just 2 movement patterns 😲 using the hips/pelvis & breathing … & taught her how to reset her pelvis•hip•ribcage position + gave her tips on how to appropriately recruit abdominal tension during inhalation🎈& exhalation 💨 .
Interesting how you can resolve neck pain & restore full ROM by looking @ the pelvis/hips + position. … It’s called INTEGRATION!💥
Bonus points for changing her movement strategy w/regard to her shoulder girdle & neck even though we didn’t give her any work to do with her neck or shoulders. (1st pic)‼️
Double bonus points for her now having a normal arch (B) instead of a raised/high arch (B). (2nd pic) #movehealchange 🙌
This was a mind-altering weekend that was spent learning from one of the best in the business! 💥💥
Thank you so much to Mike Cantrell (@mikecantrellprc) & to the Postural Restoration Institute for continuing to advance, elevate & separate our practice from the rest of the pack! 🙌👍 … & to TJ Martino (@the.performance.therapist)for being my co-pilot for the weekend.
Looking forward to using & integrating this material ASAP with all Total-PT patients! 👊😎#movehealchange
Our bodies are amazing 🙌 at compensating for the smallest of deviations. When they do, they will not send you an email to let you know that the correction is taking place. —-😤
Those compensation patterns eventually add up to undue tension and torque . Eventually that leads to your body contacting you with a message … that message is pain. How you answer your body back matters💥 #movehealchange
#Patterns. #Habits. 🍅. Tomahto. We look @ patterns & try to figure out WHY our clients come in ’stuck’ in certain patterns/habits. Sometimes they come in saying that they don’t know how to not do what you see here!🆘
patterns of stance✅
patterns of movement✅
Some are optimal, but some need a bit of refinement. This ⬆️ pattern is the most common❗️Anterior pelvic tilt &/or forward shift of the hips. Compensatory anterior rib flare. Forward head posture. That’s just a super short list of the sagittal plane. What’s the ripple effect on the shoulders, neck, knee, ankle, foot, etc…?😲☢️
You can tell someone to just ‘stand up straight’ or to ‘suck in their bellybutton,’ or to ‘put some weight through your heels.’ But that would not be very optimal now would it? I think that would be very 1999!#movehealchange
I was experiencing pain in my elbow that was limiting my exercise routine. My initial physical therapist was treating it in a vacuum as an elbow only issue.
Lauren was a second opinion and as part of her initial assessment, instantly determined that it wasn’t an elbow issue, rather an issue with my overall core and the surrounding support structure. Once she helped me build up strength within those supporting areas (back, shoulders, core, etc), the elbow issue was resolved.
At the end of it all, she triggered a different way of thinking for me. A mindset in the context of exercise and total body health, which has continued several years later with zero elbow pain/limitations.
I also appreciated Lauren’s flexibility in scheduling, as my work schedule is not the easiest to work around and Lauren made the calendaring process easy.
2 sessions over a span of 2 weeks! Neck pain to NO PAIN!💥. Real work & real follow-through💪🏼. If WE work at this together then YOU can get THIS 🏆.
— Definitely NOT 3x/wk for 4-6 wks. w/different PT’s, hot packs, electric-stim, arm raises, neck circles, & ice all while reading In Touch Magazine & watching SportsCenter on TV . We DON’T give you this ☝️.
— Oh . . . & we also give you your TIME back!! 🙌. — You’re welcome 👋
Note the arrows. . .
**R side is higher then the L. (Red)
**attachments to the back muscles (yellow).
**much larger anchor on the R side of lumbar side (green).
The diaphragm integrates a lot with many contractile and non-contractile tissues. It’s uneven set-up creates normal imbalances in the anatomy of the body – this creates undo torque that in-turn may cause you to compensate and move in abnormal patterns that you are not aware of.
If you don’t know how to breathe properly during specific movements then you are going to have a problem☝️
Do you know how to inhale and exhale properly when you are performing “_______?”
Remember this guy? After his 3rd session we now have this: 😮
**no neck pain & no head tilt ✅
**full cervical aROM ✅
**level scapula (B) ✅
**relaxed lower back ✅
**relaxed arm position ✅
What do you look like after YOUR 3rd session?☝️
What do you FEEL like after your 3rd session?
Best part of all of this is that he now KNOWS what to do to NOT have this happen again. Why? Because we’ve put in the TIME to learn & practice the exercises that he needs to maintain his posture!k