After our last, Access to Movement workshop we all had a little informal injury clinic. One lovely Pilates Instructor named Stephanie had a particular issue that we discussed and I did a quick on the spot treatment. Stephanie was so pleased with the immediate change that she booked in to visit me at my clinic.
As Stephanie was clearly an experienced movement specialist I quickly agreed to a therapy exchange.
so on Friday I took myself along to her little home studio. Fuschia Pilates
I have a long standing problem with joint laxity at my sacro-iliac joint. I shan't bore you with the details, the outcome is that my right hip muscles seem to panic, turn off (become hypertonic) leaving me with a weak hip. Due to the wondrous connectivity of our muscular, skeletal and fascial system, the clearest manifestation of this is that my right ankle collapses in (pronates)
Many things help to restore this issue and I am great believer in looking at the whole picture and all the fascia and muscles as a big connected chain. Stephanie's more specific muscle by muscle approach however was very useful as we managed to pinpoint which particular muscle was disinclined to engage in play and target the obturator( deep bum muscle that helps to turn the leg out) for a hard hitting session.
Feeling great now.
So no matter what activity you are involved with and no matter what you think you know. It is Always, Always worth trying something different!
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