Friday, February 15, 2019

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Ladies Put Your Best Foot Forward but Preferably not in High Heels!



The bio-mechanical effect of heels in everything from running shoes to stilettos, has puzzled researchers and fired controversy for nearly a century. It’s no secret that high heels are bad news for the feet. Research published in Arthritis Care & Research revealed that nearly 64% of women reporting foot and ankle pain wore high heels regularly. 

According to Dr. Suzanne Levine a New York city surgeon “Wearing heels greater than two inches puts about three times the body weight entirely on the ball of the foot”




Heel Wedge Angle and Ball Walking
 

The term researchers use to describe the slope or slant of of the heel from front to rear, is the heel wedge angle. A higher heel means a greater angle. Bio-mechanically, when wearing a low heeled shoe the heel assumes about 40% of one’s body weight, and the ball takes on the other 60%. The simple act of switching to a high heeled shoe drastically changes the distribution of body weight. In high heels, the ball of the foot bears about 90% of one’s body weight whereas the heel assumes a meager 10%.




The sequence of normal walking goes heel, to ball, to toe, to push off. Once heels are elevated three or more inches,, they carry very little weight, forcing the ball of the foot to bear the bulk of the burden during the push off phase of walking.


Propulsive Power Thief

Many women love to wear high heels and many men like the way women look when they wear them. Rather than suffer for vanity women should be cautious about wearing high heels constantly or for long periods of time. Heels place the foot and leg under greater stress to achieve the demands of propulsion (fig. 9) the borrowed power must be absorbed by other structures higher up the chain including knees, thigh muscles, hips and trunk. Heels of any height set in motion a series of negative consequences making natural gait impossible.



The Takeaway

Ladies, wear high-heals if you must - in the board room, for business, for that special evening out.  But try to have a pair of comfortable shoes that you can slip into as much as possible to take the strain off of your foot and get regular maintenance work on your lower extremities to restore alignment.



Some of the Issues Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques Resolves
 

  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Low Back Pain
  • TMJ
  • Nerve Entrapment Issues
  • Sciatica
  • ...and many more


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EFT - A Great Tool For Healing Unresolved Emotional Events and Treating Pain

EFT is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often rebalance itself, and accelerate healing. Here's how you can experience this for yourself:

  • Learn more about EFT by visiting www.emofree.com for tutorials, videos, and much more.  You'll find all the basics and be able to test drive EFT on your own issues (although at a beginner's level). If you like what you see and want to learn more give me a call. Caveat: For people who are emotionally or physically frail, qualified health professionals should be consulted before using any health procedure, including EFT.
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Monday, October 22, 2018

News You can Use for better Health and Wellness

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Feeling Out of Balance?



Do you sometimes feel like the person on the right in  fig. 3 above?  Out of balance with one shoulder higher, one hip lower, one leg turned in. While few if any of us are perfectly symmetrical these body contortions do not interfere with our daily activities until eventually the body screams out “enough”. The muscles that have to compensate to allow the weak or over stretched muscles to function in our daily lives finally get our attention with sore necks, low back pain, sore hips and on and on.


Some of our daily activities are contributing to the problem. The plumber in fig. 3 with his head cocked to one side or the office worker in fig. 4 with her computer monitor to high or to low can develop restrictions in their neck that lead to global head pain.

Many factors contribute to the pain one of these clients may feel. Overstretched and weak muscles recruit other muscles to help out and compensate which leads to muscle dysfunction, discomfort, and pain.

The bottom line is, pain comes from many different sources, in many different forms and can be interpreted by the brain in many ways. Therefore, as one of my mentors Erik Dalton says, “chasing the pain” can be a fruitless and frustrating experience. Combining the science of how the body works with the art of touch is what Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques is all about.

My goal with clients is to get the body in alignment - shoulders on the rib cage, neck on the shoulders, head balanced on the neck – It is amazing how much pain disappears as this goal of upper body alignment combined with pelvic alignment takes place.  Muscles work better as blood flows more freely increasing circulation and oxygen.

 



Some of the Issues Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques Resolved
 

  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Low Back Pain
  • TMJ
  • Nerve Entrapment Issues
  • Sciatica
  • ...and many more


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EFT - A Great Tool For Healing Unresolved Emotional Events and Treating Pain

EFT is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often rebalance itself, and accelerate healing. Here's how you can experience this for yourself:

  • Learn more about EFT by visiting www.emofree.com for tutorials, videos, and much more.  You'll find all the basics and be able to test drive EFT on your own issues (although at a beginner's level). If you like what you see and want to learn more give me a call. Caveat: For people who are emotionally or physically frail, qualified health professionals should be consulted before using any health procedure, including EFT.
Call me for more information
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Friday, June 29, 2018

News You Can Use... Oh My Aching Back Part 2

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Oh My Aching Back Part 2
 
 
Quadratus Lumborum….also Known as the Hip Hiker.  A Big Culprit in Causing Low Back Pain.

The Quadratus Lumborum muscle (QL) originates on the iliac crest (hip bone)
then inserts along the 1 st through 4 th lumbar vertebrae and the 12 th rib. This very
strong muscle elevates the hip, helps sidebend and extend the spine.

Most one sided sports like tennis and golf tend to cause the QL to tighten and
hike the hip, hence the nickname hip hiker. Because the QL is a postural
muscle, tightness and restrictions can create low back and pelvic problems.

Balancing the QL then strengthening them is a big step towards preventing and
resolving low back pain.  Pictured below is a side plank exercise to strengthen the quadratus lumborum.



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Friday, April 27, 2018

News You Can Use... Oh My Aching Back

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Oh My Aching Back
 
 
Pictured here are just some of the problems associated with the spine. Any one of these problems from bulging discs, herniated discs and mis-aligned vertebrae can create pain of one sort or another. Some may require surgery. Others can be addressed by a chiropractor or a skilled massage therapist knowledgeable in body mechanics.
 
If you have any of these issues.The important thing is to have the problems worked on to create movement in the spine and restore hydration of synovial fluid and hyaluronic acid to the joint capsules. Otherwise, your back will stiffen up as a form of muscle guarding - the brain always sacrifices movement for stability.

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