Went to my trusty chiro today for the first time in quite a while. I have a lot of respect for my chiro, since not only did he help rehabilitate me from my back injury all those years ago, but he’s also helped me in the last couple of years with my shoulder injury. He did deep muscle tissue work on my shoulder and gave me immediate relief that I hadn’t had in quite some time. He’s also American which means those guys get significantly more training than our normal chiro’s here in Australia……and also, well he’s just smart and good at what he does.
So I went to him because not only have I noticed that my body is feeling uneven lately in my stretches in BB etc, but also I’m tired of my major physical limitations during any BB pose that requires me to have my hands over my head. I want to improve these poses, but I can’t lift my hands up very high. I suspected it was either my triceps (unlikely), my latts or as Corey in NZ suggested to me it could be my thoracic spine.
Once again I was hugely impressed with the knowledge he was able to pass on to me. Despite the fact I do many latt stretches and there are also plenty of latt stretches in balance, he showed me some adjustments in how to do a very specific latt stretch. OMG, yep they’re tight. This is awesome cuz now I know I can work on improving whereas before I wasn’t getting anywhere anymore. He also did some adjustments of my spine and neck so hopefully I’ll feel super even again in BB.
Most of all he’s been super impressed by the changes I’ve made over the years. He saw me way back when I could hardly stand on my feet for long periods than 10-30 mins. He saw me when I was a lot more overweight, and couldn’t bend over very far. I think I’m probably his fittest patient cuz I’m seeing him for fine tuning what I do and improvement…….not for extreme injury and pain like most of his patients.
Anyway, next 2 weeks lots of latt stretches. The great thing is I don’t need to hold them long, just a couple of secs. The frequency is more important he said, so I have to try to remember to do them several times a day. I can handle that, I think……..if it’s going to make a difference!