As part of #life_sortout_2015, I've also been having some Physiotherapy. This is the third time I've done it (to tackle pretty much the same issues) but each time the therapist has had a completely different approach.
Firstly the focus was combating foot drop and my
draggy left foot. The next time we focused on increasing strength in
(and control of) my left leg. This time the focus has been on increasing
I've mentioned previously that most adults
(well, me at least) just tend to sleepwalk through the amazing machine
which is the human body. I know I'm guilty of taking it for granted
(see: third round of Physio).
But I'm starting to see how it all links together. If I can continue to work on my core then everything else should improve.
(I must admit that talking about "my core" just feels a bit weird but bear with me while I try to sound vaguely knowledgeable...)
my last session on Friday, we were talking about how it all ties in and
I realised that we were working on Fundamentals of movement, and my Physio
said this was exactly right. I think it's these things that people
can get lazy about and take for granted.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I began typing this on my phone while sat twisted round in a chair with my legs crossed...
tend to have my sessions first thing in the morning. In that way I can
avoid having to take too much extra time off work for appointments - as is probably apparent, I've had a lot over the last few months. This
is a good way to wake up but can be pretty knackering.
I now just need
to focus on trying to fit in doing some regular work on my own at home. I've tried to involve Little Miss Domino but she says my exercises [mostly breathing slowly, tensing muscles in my guts - FOUR levels! - and trying to control steady movements of my legs] are
And I guess they are for her (FYI her suggested Yoga poses mostly involve leaping around doing combative actions and/or breakdance freezes). But my next session should be the
final one of this round so I need to make sure I keep working on it, boring or not.
Use it or lose it! YOLO!* and so on and so on and so on.
* I can't believe I used Y*L* on here - I'm so very sorry.