Thursday, March 22, 2018

Owner's Manual for Life on Earth

When you were born, you didn't come with an owner's manual;
These guidelines make life work better.
You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's the only thing you are sure to keep for the rest of your life.
You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called "Life on Planet Earth."
Every person or incident is the Universal Teacher.
There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation.
“Failures" are as much a part of the process as "success."
A lesson is repeated until learned. It is presented to you in various forms until you learn it -- then you can go on to the next lesson.
If you don't learn easy lessons, they get harder. External problems are a precise reflection of your internal state. When you clear inner obstructions, your outside world changes. Pain is how the universe gets your attention.
You will know you've learned a lesson when your actions change. Wisdom is practice. A little of something is better than a lot of nothing.
"There" is no better than "here." When your "there" becomes a "here" you will simply obtain another "there" that again looks better than "here."
Others are only mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another unless it reflects something you love or hate in yourself.
Your life is up to you. Life provides the canvas; you do the painting. Take charge of your life --or someone else will.
You always get what you want. Your subconscious rightfully determines what energies, experiences, and people you attract -- therefore, the only foolproof way to know what you want is to see what you have. There are no victims, only students.
There is no right or wrong, but there are consequences. Moralizing doesn't help. Judgments only hold the patterns in place. Just do your best.
Your answers lie inside you. Children need guidance from others; as we mature, we trust our hearts, where the Laws of Spirit are written. You know more than you have heard or read or been told. All you need to do is to look, listen, and trust.
You will forget all this.
You can remember any time you wish.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Your Brain Loves The Gym


"Think about the brain like a muscle. The more you're working out, the bigger and stronger your hippo-campus and prefrontal cortex gets. ⠀

🔹Why is that important? Because the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus are the two areas that are most susceptible to neurodegenerative diseases and normal cognitive decline in aging. So with increased exercise over your lifetime,you're not going to cure dementia or Alzheimer's disease, but what you're going to do is you're going to create the strongest, biggest hippocampus and prefrontal cortex so it takes longer for these diseases to actually have an effect.⠀

🔹You can think of exercise, therefore, as a supercharged 401K for your brain, and it's even better, because it's free.⠀

Working with Katie Platt

 Great working with Katie, restoring her knee\leg to full function. 
We’re closing in on max improvement soon...
Grateful for the opportunity to help and having a new found friend in our circle! 
You can learn more about Katie’s way of helping others Little Creek Yoga and The Camellia House!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Spenii-Rhomboid-Serratus Sling

So often I get questioned of “how come my neck hurts on the right, yet my shoulder hurts on the left (vv)...
This picture illustrates the:
“Splenii-Rhomboid-Serratus-Sling”
It shows what muscle groups can be involved in ‘compensating’ while one or the other site can be the Origin of Pain. 
Hence it is best to treat not only the original site of pain, but also the surrounding muscle groups. 

Please call our office 337.264-6282 for any more info, or to schedule an evaluation\treatment. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Reduce risk of Arthritis

CARTILAGE HEALTH
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Of our major synovial (freely movable) joints, the knee and hip are most affected by osteoarthritis (OA). Although the exact cause of OA is unknown and probably varies somewhat from person to person, factors such as advanced age and mechanical ⚙️injury to a joint are associated with the development of OA.
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As the condition progresses, articular cartilage begins to soften and demonstrate fibrillations (shown here). At the same time, the underlying bone may hypertrophy due to having to accommodate extra stress as the cartilage matrix becomes disrupted.
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So, what can you do to help maintain cartilage health 🤷🏼‍♂️? There are a few things and they revolve around loading the cartilage appropriately in order to help optimize nutrient delivery to this tissue.
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✅First and foremost, excessive stress (increased weight/height ratio, excessive exercise without sufficient rest 🛌, etc) have been associated with early cartilage breakdown.
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✅On the flip side, inadequate loading of cartilage (sedentary lifestyle) and not using a joint through it's full range of motion may impair nutrient 🍗delivery.
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Cartilage, unlike many other tissues, does not have a pump to deliver nutrients, so it relies on a special type of diffusion called imbibition.  You can think of your articular cartilage like a sponge and in order for water, synovial fluid and nutrients to move in and out, the sponge must be squished (loaded) and then unloaded so that absorption can occur. This is why loading a joint appropriately throughout the day (this might mean losing a little weight or modifying your exercise 🏋🏼program) and using our joints through a full range of motion are so important for maintaining cartilage health long-term.
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📚Roos EM, et al. Positive effects of moderate exercise on glycosaminoglycan content in knee cartilage: a four-month, randomized, controlled trial in patients at risk of osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2005.

📚Bricca A, et al. Impact of a daily exercise dose on knee joint cartilage - a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in healthy animals. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2017.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Quadratus Lumborum, The Deep Pain in LBP



QUADRATUS LUMBORUM MUSCLE (QL) 

The QL is a 🗝muscle that the average back pain sufferer needs to get checked out! It will bring you to your knees crawling on all 4 when acting up!

ANATOMY
▪️Origin: iliac crest, Insertion: 12th rib and transv. processes of the 1st to 4th lumbar vertebrae.
▪️Innervation: subcostal nerve and branches of the lumbar plexus.
▪️Close proximity to colon, kidneys, diaphragm, iliohypogastric and ilioinguinal nerve.
▪️3 sets of fibers: Iliocostal (Ilium to 12th rib), Iliolumbar (Ilium to Lumbar TVPS), Lumbocostal (Lumbar TVPS to 12th rib)

FUNCTION
▪️Essentially, the quadratus lumborum contributes to the stabilization and movement of the spine and the pelvis.
▪️A bilateral contraction leads to an extension of the lumbar spine.
▪️A unilateral contraction leads to the trunk is bent towards that direction (lateral flexion) and it can also hike up the same sided hip.
▪️A contralateral contraction rotates the spine.
▪️It can also cause functional scoliosis if the upper fibers bends one way and the opposite lower fibers bends the other way.
▪️In addition, the muscle fixes the 12th rib during movements of the thoracic cage and this way supports expiration (accessory muscle of expiration).

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY QL IS TIGHT?
▪️Your lower back pain over time develops into what seems like a sciatica.
▪️When acting up coughing or sneezing it will bring sharp agonising pain.
▪️People constantly attempting to brace and stabilize their upper body with their hands while they stand or sit.
▪️Being in an upright or sitting posture makes the pain worse but most individuals will experience pain with any movement.
▪️Rolling from side to side after laying face up for some time is extremely painful.
▪️If you’re aware of one leg being genetically shorter than the other and you’re suffering from back pain.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Ty Foreman Racing at Ruud Vuijsters PT Practice of Pain Management

Always a pleasure working with you Ty, glad to be of help🙏 
Godspeed on your upcoming Beaumont 40K ITT 🚴‍♂️🌬