A week ago I did something to my neck, and it hurts. I have limited mobility turning to look left and also leaning my head to the left. I've had a "sore spot" where my neck and shoulders meet for several years that I got when I started riding my bike a lot for IM training. But this new pain was on top of that old sore spot.
This morning I went back to Dr. Aberle, a Madison, Wis.-based Chiropractor who I used years ago. At that time I had mostly Graston Technique done. In addition to Graston, ART and other chiropractic treatments Dr. Aberle now offers Advanced Biostructural Correction (TM).
My body has many issues going on, I'll try to summarize correctly:
- my eyes are at different levels
- my mouth is at an angle
- my back teeth are higher than the front teeth (twist on different quadrant)
- my shoulders are rounded and tight
- my 1st ribs are pushed forward which limits my breathing
- my spine is missing its curves where it should be curved.
OK. This is bigger than a kink in the neck. I was surprised to see how working on my right
shoulder, arm and my right inner leg all helped relieve pain and give me more neck mobility.
I knew a little about fascia and its role in the body, so when Dr. Aberle spoke about its role in postural problems it made sense to me. To learn more watch this video - with the 3-D skeleton model it's easy to understand what's going on in the body.
It reminded me of professional triathlete and movement specialist Jessi Stensland and her experience with structural changes in her body and related performance. I remembered reading her post on active.com related to asymmetries and imbalances. Read it & check out the photos with examples! I'm attending Jessi's new MovementU clinic in March. I'm excited to learn more about my body and how I can start moving well!
My hubby and I met Jessi a few weeks ago when she was in town for a video production assignment. During the ride to dinner, my husband Ken said, "I used my abs once when running ... when I sneezed." Jessi totally cracked up in the back seat and said, "Can I use that?" Follow MovementU on twitter and you'll see Ken's quote.
Questions for You:
- What hurts?
- Tell me about your posture.
photo: public domain image