Posts tagged restorative movement
Your feet are keeping secrets!

Spring is threatening to spring any minute herein Pennsylvania, and while I’ve at least been able to ditch the sock for indoor wear, I’m not quite ready to ditch the shoes for outdoors.

Speaking of shoes, have you ever really looked at the soles of yours? Especially the ones you wear most frequently?

How about the soles of your feet?

I see a LOT of feet in my practice, and they tell me a lot about how and where a person carries themselves (on which part of their feet, I mean, not the on planet :), as well as what may be underlying their seemingly unrelated-to-the-feet issues.

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casting off.. who's with me?

Yesterday was the "Big Day" - liberation from the cast since breaking my wrist on March 11th.

It's been interesting, as I got to experience first-hand (haha... a pun!) what enforced immobilization is like, never having broken a significant bone before.

If you've ever had a broken, sprained or similarly injured part, you're pretty keen to the dramatic changes: going from activity one minute to sudden non-activity for several weeks or months, as the injury has to be kept still in order to heal.

But, necessary as this is, there's a price.

 

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are you talking yourself into an early grave?

Today, I'm touting Katy Bowman's latest book, "Dynamic Aging", because you know... Katy.

But also, because before even reading it, I had been wondering about the effect our stories about aging (told to ourselves, to each other, by the media, and even by science) has on our perceptions.

It's hard to escape the endless stream of messages - in the form of products, services, medications - that if you (or someone you love) is of a certain age, you better prepare for a life of decreased mobility, increased dependence, and a steady downward slope into, well, you know.

We might do well to question this.

 

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