Mel Collie | She just wanted to be stronger…

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Ouch… Older and wiser yet more tight and stiff when moving is a common story.

Getting up from the sofa and feeling stiff in your lower back was my client, Dianes, story, getting in and out of the car was a problem, feeling tight in the lower back after walking to dog too. She came to me wanting to have more flexibility and feel younger again, have more spring in her step like Tigger!

So, what did we do, well, we released her joints, and it didn’t take that much time either. and in doing so, her lower back pain went.

Released her knees, ankles, hips, shoulders and helped her breathe and feel free in her body. It wasn’t quite like this, but this is a great video from Dr Eric Cobb from Z Health showing how joint compression can inhibit movement, and yes, it really can be that simple, and is just one of the things I include in a posture and movement analysis from my home practice in Llanberis, Snowdonia.

These simple releases can help your movement, mobility, flexibility, release old injuries, even as far back as to twisting an ankle at the age of two, which is just one of the injuries Diane discussed in her injury history, and yes, we discuss your injury history too.

She has homework to do, 10 minutes a day, and she tracks her responses, her brain feels secure and happy, allowing her to move more freely.

One way you can help your shoulders move more freely is to release your wrists Shake out your hands as if you had water on your fingers. Push your arms away from you, and your hands, as if you were pushing a wall, hold that position. With your little fingers draw circles away from each other x 5 and towards each other x 5 Then do the same but with your index fingers.

Really feel the movement with this fingers. Make it work for you. Repeat 5 times today, and tomorrow, and the next day.

Simple wrists releases help shoulder strength, really useful if you are exercising and doing push ups, for example, as that position can create compression the wrist, a simple release can help your strength, rather than decrease it, which means you have more power and better form, and we all know the body releases more energy when the skeleton is in alignment.

Who doesn’t want that?

Mel Collie

Posture & Movement Correction Specialist

Lanberis

www.posturegeek.co.uk