Originally Posted by Signals
Hey Rick, this is some great stuff. I just spent about 45 minutes going through the knee section and found some useful information.
Back in my 30's when I was doing leg work, I had this sneaking suspicion that my knee pain was coming from minor improper use of the leg machines as wall as improper positioning of my legs, knees and feet why sitting on these machines. While the machine always have these pictures showing how to use them, some of the finer points of posture are nonexistent.
Another thing that I noticed when I used to run on a treadmill is that when I got closer to the end of the workout and I was tired, my running gait became sloppy and may be a partial reason for issues with my ankle.
There is definitely some info here that can get me on the right track. Thank you.
No problem... Like I said, I found her stuff and haven't looked back since.
I was suffering from shoulder and neck issues.. I also use to strain my neck very easily, and couldn't understand why and, because of the concepts outlined on her web-page, I realized it was because of the forward shoulders and elongated neck muscles as a result of bent-over posture, from work all day. Lifting with the poor posture exacerbated my problems, through things such as pushing the humerus into my shoulder bones and probably wearing down the bursa. I didn't get it originally, why I was having pain, because per what is fed by everybody, "increasing strength and working out' should correct issues, instead of causing them. The pectoral and tarpezius stretch worked wonders. I've still in the process of rectifying it all, and am probably 95 percent there. I don't strain my neck playing sports anymore, have really good range of motion and improve everyday in sports functionally.
I also use to suffer as well from lower back pain, which I couldn't figure out why, which is what actually initiated my pursuit of fixing my pain. I use to dead-lift all the time and my strength was really good. She pretty much nailed my problems dead on, bent over posture pressuring disks had taken their toll, as well as poor hip posture as a result of bad sitting at work. This also led to extremely tight hips, which I've pretty much rectified by the stretches that are done via 'tucking the hip'. I modified the dead lift based upon what she stated, and have essentially negated the issue of pushing the disks together and lifting while leaning over.
I'd actually suggest buying her book, "How to fix your pain without drugs or surgery" because they elaborate in a little more detail certain issues and their fixes. Her other books, though they emphasize other aspects, cover a lot of repetitive stuff. If your deeply interested you could by them, but there really is no need. I felt obligated to buy her books, pretty much because of her web-site essentially clearing up my main issues. Once you get the main concepts down, which is pretty easy because of her simplicity of writing and style, you'll never look back.
The fact that she put this free stuff out there is a testimony to her character and integrity. The page in and of itself saves people years of just bad chiropracters and doctors not being able to fix issues and plenty of money just wasted down the drain. She was paralyzed twice as an aside, because of accidents, and worked her way back to full usage and prior to Christopher Reeves dying, she was working with him. She has pictures with her and Reeves on the web-site. I like to work with her personally one day at one of her workshops, just to get the experience.