Go Towards….

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Have you ever had pain occur when you pick something albeit small up off of the floor.

Two things come to mind:

  1. Its probably not that incident that was the sole cause, merely it was the proverbial straw that broke the camels back. A build up of tension from repeatedly doing similar activities which comes to meet a threshold, cue spasm to protect the back.
  2. Adults often pick things up off of the floor by staying as far away from them as possible, in other words not squatting. Go towards the object instead of trying to stay upright, not just using the back but the joints of the legs also.

The paradox is what we do, to get the object we stay away when the opposite would be the better course of action.

Activities:

Can you touch the floor?

By this I mean can you touch it and not merely press or push on it?

Try getting up in different ways, varying:

  • Amounts of hand pressure
  • Amount of contact be it fingers, palm, fist…..

What do you notice happening with other parts of the body when you vary pressure and amount of contact?

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