All in Fitness
So, the patient had pain in the striking foot but that was not the problem. There was a problem in the planting foot but that was not the problem. The problem was likely the hip.
This is not time-consuming. Very little sweat, if any, involved. No thinking necessary. Whether you can sit and get off the toilet with only your lower body muscles is a main indicator of your fitness level. Make this simple thing part of a daily routine . . . even if you have no time to do anything else. You will need to use the toilet as long as you are alive. Hit that toilet training hard!
Some people make massage a regular part of their self-care and there is value to this because it allows your body to let go of tension as much as possible all in one session and on a regular basis. A massage allows your body to be reminded of what relaxation feels like. That can be extremely beneficial for your nervous system.
The treatment options are not perfect, since they really need to get the Central Nervous System to “change its mind” and stop sending the pain signals. None of the medications for fibromyalgia do this; they artificially raise the pain threshold. For some, this works; for others, it doesn’t.
The Levator Scapula is a stubborn and sensitive muscle. When it becomes aggravated, one massage session may help take the edge off but may not fully resolve the issue if other lifestyle changes don’t coincide. So at home, don’t do the following for prolonged periods of time . . .
An effective rehabilitation for chronic musculoskeletal problems is not simply focused on a few muscles or a single joint, it must take into consideration your overall health and fitness.
Let’s experiment: raise an arm to your side, palm facing up, and hold it for several minutes . . . I’ll wait . . ..
Before birthing my children, I had never been in a medical or surgical situation and what surprised me was how eager they were to get me back up and walking. I was like . . . lay off . . . I just labored for 12 hours and delivered without drugs. Let me rest.
I became a personal trainer too, because giving exercises and stretches is not within the scope of a massage therapist and yet, that is the larger factor in keeping your muscles healthy and in full range of motion. So I didn’t become a personal trainer because I am so in love and well practiced in working out . . . it was to have the head knowledge and expanded scope to help my clients so they can work out. And yet, I want my head knowledge to help me too.