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Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

Updates from these key physique elements!


Acquired some highlights and a trim!! A pleasant fall refresh. 


I’ve been having points with my left facet higher again, shoulder, and neck for nearly a 12 months now. It began as a knot in my shoulder blade (rhomboids for these of you acquainted with again anatomy!). This knot would ache and throb for just a few hours every morning. 

Final fall, it could come and go so I figured it was simply one thing I used to be doing in my life-style that was irritating it, maybe pushing the stroller or leaning ahead on the Peloton an excessive amount of.

I by no means wished to go to a physician as a result of the ache wasn’t from an damage or one-time factor that I might pinpoint. I assumed a physician would ship me to bodily remedy, which is finally what I ended up doing. And MRIs are costly. 

Ok tape trial

Right here’s what I’ve tried:

Therapeutic massage

The throbbing knot got here and went for just a few months. My therapeutic massage therapist, Ainslee, was useful in making it higher quickly. Ainslee is a godsend and the very best therapeutic massage therapist ever! She is aware of a ton about smooth tissue anatomy and helped me brainstorm what could possibly be inflicting the ache. I at all times felt higher after a therapeutic massage, however the ache would return in time. 


I attempted acupuncture which was TERRIBLE. I hate needles, so it was a giant deal for me to even make the appointment, however I actually wished somebody to shove a needle within the ache. Nonetheless, with acupuncture, you goal the chi and so my acupuncturist shoved a needle in my palm.

It was very painful as I laid there for 45 minutes with a throbbing thumb. It additionally didn’t work (maybe with repeated visits it could have so I don’t need to knock acupuncture on the whole). Round this time the ache shifted from my shoulder blade to my neck, so the acupuncture might need performed one thing. I simply couldn’t return as a result of it was such a nasty expertise. 

Dry Needling

An outdated pal from soccer was beneficial for dry needling, so I went to see Dr. Jacob “Getty” Goedken, DC. Dr. Getty is aware of a ton concerning the physique and his scope of follow consists of dry needling, chiropractic, handbook therapies, and lively care rehab. 

I bravely tried the dry needling which has helped quite a bit. It’s not nice AT ALL however you probably have needling in an space the place there may be ache, it’s virtually welcome, if that is smart. They needle makes the tissue like swiss cheese so the physique can ship therapeutic to the realm and reset. I’ve gotten a little bit extra used to it over time, though getting my rotator cuff performed was fairly the expertise!


In all probability the best factor I’ve performed is rehab, additionally a part of my remedy with Dr. Getty. I’ve been identified with scapula dyskinesia resulting from weak point within the tiny stabilizing muscle tissue across the shoulder blade.

I strengthen all the large muscle tissue in my exercises and life-style, however they get overworked after which strained from a scarcity of stability from the smaller muscle tissue, particularly the serratus which strikes the shoulder blade ahead and again across the ribs.

My rehab workouts, which I’ve been doing twice a day, are to assist construct shoulder stability. 

My Rehab Workout routines
  1. Low Row – utilizing a band, felt within the serratus/ribs
  2. Serratus Punch – first with no weight, then 3 lbs., and now 8 lbs.
  3. Diamond Fingers – palms over head in diamond whereas I’m mendacity on my abdomen
  4. Neck Isometrics – finger on brow and stress; felt within the deep neck flexors
  5. Foam Curler – pec stretch
  6. Lacrosse Ball – rhomboid therapeutic massage


I’m pleased to say that my every day throbbing is far improved. The problem isn’t completely gone, although. I’ll report again in just a few months with an replace! 


As somebody who has used Sew Repair for years now, I used to be excited to find an organization for petite sizes referred to as A Brief Story

If you happen to didn’t know, I’m solely 5’2″ tall, so I can solely purchase pants in petite or brief sizes. I don’t actually have an extended torso or arms both, so I knew this could possibly be an amazing match (pun supposed)! Anybody know if there are corporations for tall ladies?!

The corporate is a lot like Sew Repair, so you probably have used it earlier than you’ll really feel at house. Even the fonts are comparable! You pay a styling charge to get a field delivered, and the charge is utilized to your order if you happen to make a purchase order. 

If you happen to’re a shortie too and need to attempt it, my hyperlink will get your styling charge waived!

My Field

I obtained 5 items and stored 2. The three I returned have been only a bit out of my model in colours and/or just like one thing I already owned, however the two I stored have been nice.

This jewel tone inexperienced high and a pair of flare denims that match me so nicely! Good outfit for transition season. 


My toes are pleased once more after some shoe drama! My outdated Brooks Ghosts have been actually busting out the seams from all of the side-to-side motion I do in my exercise lessons.

So I began wanting round for a shoe particularly designed for cross coaching lessons. I requested associates and regarded round my lessons and observed that most individuals had both On Operating or Hoka model sneakers. 

On Cloud X

I ordered the On Cloud X to attempt first as a result of I favored the look. They have been so cute, however they didn’t really feel excellent to me! There was minimal padding, particularly within the ball of the foot. I put on customized orthotics, so I changed the usual insole with my orthotics and gave them about 2 weeks. I felt like I used to be sporting plastic and they didn’t really feel very supportive! Fortunately I used to be capable of return them for a refund after sporting.

Hoka Rincons

So many individuals had described Hokas as “cushiony” that I knew they have been in all probability the place I’d go subsequent. Curiously I had by no means heard of this model! (I don’t actually have a look at folks’s toes that usually, although.) 

I drove to Dick’s Sporting Items and tried on just a few pairs. I actually wished the uber cushiony Gaviotas however felt that they have been just a bit too cumbersome. I settled on the Rincons – they’re so comfy!! I really feel like I’ve a pleasant trampoline between me and the onerous health club ground, which is precisely what I wanted to guard my joints from all of the high-impact leaping we do. 

I really like them! Thomas obtained a pair of Hokas too! 

In order that’s my physique replace!!

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