Archive for June, 2015

Walking with Awareness 06-29-2015

- June, 2015

I love to walk! Although my exercise regime prior to hip pain included more jogging than walking, this was only because I could wake up, put my shoes on, and get in some cardio work in just 30 minutes – so it fit my impulse for efficiency. Since I had to stop running 2+ years ago I’ve been able to refocus my time and mental curiosity on the mechanics of walking.Walk with Aw

As I gradually increase my walking tolerance (post surgery), it’s been fun to reconnect with my body as walking is a great way to feel how everything is connected. Being a “flat footed” person has given me plenty of opportunity to explore how my unconscious flat-footed tendency affects my movements and compare how adjustments towards a stronger, more supportive use of my feet provide strength and stability throughout the rest of my body. (more…)

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The Gift of Instability 06/22/2015

- June, 2015

My return to seeing patients at the office and keeping up with my therapy has kept me busy. I’ve also been able to reflect on the many lessons I am learning and the metaphor that the instability in my hip provides for the unexpected events that have created a sense of instability in other parts of my life.Juggling-work-on-unicycle[1]

I have cautiously paced my walking routine, knowing and feeling how my hip lacks stability. I walk only as far as I feel I can safely while feeling into my ability to support myself on my right leg without potentially over-doing-it and setting myself back. I hear stories every day from my patients about their efforts to comply with their physical therapy program along with all of the ways that life gets in the way and either slows their progress or creates a set-back.

In my own search for stability in my leg and in my life, I’ve had the opportunity to put many past lessons to use, providing perspective and hopefully, more growth. I am a (more…)

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