BE ACTIVATED CLINIC

This young lady had been complaining of lower back pain and she couldn’t straighten her left leg.  Her imbalances were compounded by two things. The first was that she’d had a rapid growth spurt.  The second was that she is considerably taller than her classmates, and had been stooping to blend in. Her breathing was high in her chest with a habit of holding her breath.

I used the Be Activated 123 assessment protocol to identify her ‘cheat’ patterns.

BE ACTIVATED 123 ASSESSMENT

  • 333 jaw on the right side.
  • 223 leg on the right.
  • Weak slings.
  • Weak adductors and glute medius
  • Limited internal hip rotation.

TREATMENT

1st session. Diaphragm release, breathing, and zone 1 activations. Straight up to her jaw followed by Butt bungi exercises.

Zone 2, and 3 then slings and abs. Soft Tissue Release and myofascial release techniques applied where necessary.

SELF ACTIVATION HOMEWORK

3 x Daily Activations- diaphragm, breathing, zone 1 and 2, and slings.

Learning to feel the ‘new’ stuff and to tune in to how she moved.

POSTURE AWARENESS EXERCISES.

  • Stand tall and let others look up to you.
  • Think Wonder Woman. ( The movie had just been released)
  • Look everyone in the eye and deliver your big smile.
  • Strut! No looking down or scurrying.
  • Walk like you own the footpath.

About the Author Bev Porrino

Bev uses Douglas Heel's Be Activated Method in her clinic and in her Yoga and movement practices as well as supporting specialist community groups. She is the UK and Ireland Be Activated Course Facilitator and runs introductory workshops in Dublin.

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