INVINCIBLE is about empowering athletes to prepare, perform & recover. Every athlete wants to feel INVINCIBLE. To feel like they can accomplish whatever they want.
To become invincible, every athlete must know how to prepare their body in a way that allows them to move properly. They must use this movement to help them perform to their best ability, in whatever fitness/sport they choose. They also must be able to give their body TLC in order to recover properly, either from their athletic task or if an injury comes up. This is where I (Dr. Missy Albrecht) can help.... I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011 from Mount St. Mary's College and was certified through the NSCA in 2008 as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. With a background in coaching soccer and doing personal training at all levels, she received her CrossFit Level 1 and Mobility certification, and began to coach CrossFit in 2010. I have experience working in various outpatient orthopedic clinics, as well as working with athletes on-site at CrossFit Southbay and currently at CrossFit Colfax. Additional areas of study: - Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (trained through Graston) - Visceral Functional Mobilization - Rock Doc - FMT 1 & 2 2013 - Functional Movement Screen - Level 1 certified 2010 - Yoga Tune Up - Mobility WOD - mobility certified 2010 My goal is to empower athletes with the knowledge they need to become their version of invincible, allowing them to accomplish any goals they set their minds to.
Operating as usual
Too much liquid with our meals can dilute (or lessen the function) of our digestive juices.
𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 these juices to breakdown food and to utilize nutrients, so we want to make sure those are not being flooded with a big cup of coffee or a full glass of water.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 is to wait 30min after having a lot of liquid to eat your meal. This goes with coffee, water, celery juice, wine....any substantial amount of liquid. A sip here and there during a meal is ok.
𝐌𝐲 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞:
530am: cup of coffee with MCT oil
6am: celery juice
𝐃𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐬
In order to optimize how our body digests and absorbs food, we need to focus on a few key factors:
1. Experience the food before you eat it. Smell it. Enjoy the colors.
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠. It actually starts the digestion process, and without using these senses our body won't fully be prepared for the food! This can lead to indigestion, bloating, change in bowels, extra strain on your body and overall just a loss of nutrient use by your body.
I bet your digestion has already started by imagining how this food would smell 😊
It’s all connected 🤓 Posted @withregram • @stopchasingpain Lateral thigh pain and gut. Big connection in my experience. Perhaps it will help you.
Referral patterns from the center out are very common in the body. Many things have to adapt to restrictions in center if the body. Arms and legs are big scapegoats for the body center
a person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, especially for reasons of expediency.
When you have gut issues and inflammation and tightness and restriction in the center region you have more difficulty in absorbing, dispersing and releasing force. I want you to think like your body
Would you change things in how you walk, run, move, step to protect yourself? Yep. The body never does anything without a reason. We have to figure out why it’s doing it
One of the reasons why when you have chronic thigh pain we always check your abdomen (that means press on it and watch your reaction) and ask about your digestive history
What does your digestive history have to do with your chronic musculoskeletal pain? Everything! Not the only thing and not always, but something
Why? No system in the body ever works alone. Never gets injured alone. Never heals alone. Think bigger. Think better. Think systems
FYI: Hey, it might not do anything to help? How do you know? You try. And what if it doesn’t work? Well you ruled it out and now you move to the next checkbox. I just want you to realize there’s more to the checkboxes than just your lateral thigh
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This is usually how it plays out once people start using DoTERRA...
1. People love the oils 💦 and start to feel the benefits.
2. They start talking about them with their friends and family who are in need.
3. Their friends and family start to love them, and the word continues to spread!
𝗪𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝗪𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐞𝐛𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐜 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟!
All you do is fill out some information based on your current health experiences and goals, and then I will send you personalized recommendations based on your needs!
𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 for helping patients lessen their unnecessary meds is working with other medical providers that can do the testing and maybe replace them with more natural supplements.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 is showing how effective doTerra essential oils can be to support the body as it heals. This was the reason I started using essential oils, searching for a more natural way to help patients with sleep, digestion, pain, mood imbalances, etc.
𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 about using essential oils for pain, join us on Sept 27th through @riseandthrivecollective for a webinar 7pm MST! 👏
I completely believe that medicine has an amazing place in our medical system.
𝐈 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝...
In the visceral world, I see many bodies that are dependent on a medication, and that medication is covering up signs that could point us in the right direction for healing (if we knew what those signs were).
𝐀𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐬, the athlete dependent on pain medication (to recover from training), who starts to have digestive issues (because their stomach can't handle the meds), and they realize the meds haven't been helping them recover anyway...
𝐏 𝐋 𝐀 𝐘 !
If you’re still struggling to get into the gym or get a workout in at home, remember how beneficial play is!
One of my favorite workouts these days is: headphones on, 90s hip hop & dancing around my apartment😏
Coloradans are lucky because there is a lot of outdoor play we can do, but wherever you are make sure your movement is FUN. If you hate it, try something else...
🎶𝘑𝘶𝘮𝘱 𝘶𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘨.
🏃🏾𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘬𝘪𝘥𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘺𝘢𝘳𝘥.
😌𝘌𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭💪🏼
Another great way to use the coregeous ball! Posted @withregram • @yogatuneup At-A-Glance: How to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve to Turn ON Your OFF Switch
To help your body “turn on” the vagus to improve its function, there are several social, physiological and physical “tricks” that your body can employ.
1️⃣The easiest way to stimulate the vagus nerve is through slow, deep, diaphragmatic breathing that emphasizes elongation of exhales.
2️⃣Singing, humming, or playing a wind instrument also excite this downregulation nerve.
3️⃣Massaging areas of the body which are innervated by the vagus alters vagal tone and provides a relaxation response. These include tolerable pressure to:
🔵Muscles of face, side and front of neck and head
4️⃣Positioning your body in ways that compress & decompress areas where the vagus nerve innervates:
🔵Rocking, which gently oscillates the head
🔵Abdominal and torso rotations that compress and decompress the viscera
🔵Gently flexing and extending the spine to affect pressure and/or stretch in the visceral area.
5️⃣Chewing food, sucking on food/objects and gargling.
6️⃣Safely rubbing the inside of your ear (the bowl shaped bits, not your ear canal).
7️⃣Positive social interactions.
8️⃣“Feeling safe in the arms of another” or “Feeling safe in the arms of another appropriate mammal, like a dog,” Dr. Stephen Porges.
9️⃣Meditation & Yoga.
For a comprehensive article that outlines the ideas above and more, including abundant references see this article:
@tuneupfitness @suzannekrowiak #vagusnerve #fascia #trauma #racialtraumarecovery
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𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧!👏
Dr. Ashley & I enjoyed working with these women in order to: get to know their pelvic floor better, help them understand why their organs need to move, and how they can improve their organ movement and pelvic floor health on their own at home.
𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐢𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 '𝐡𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐧' 𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝, 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲, 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭!
Please reach out with any questions you have, we'd love to chat with you about your specific needs, and see if this program is a good fit for YOU! 🤗
Can you relate to any of these people here? 🤔
𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧 that no one can figure out? Or something really embarrassing that you are tired of discussing with other people?
𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 is our medical system. But a major part of it is us taking control of our health. Feeling empowered to do something, even when others say we just have to live with it. As a society, we MUST start taking charge of our body and doing what we can to optimize its function.
This is why @ashleydpt and I created the 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, helping people think outside of the box for sources of pain & dis-ease to hopefully find a missing piece of their health puzzle! 🧩
𝗪𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐤𝐞𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡, but it's not just drinking water...
𝐁𝐞𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐚𝐬, 𝐥𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐝 & 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝.....we know now that water has a 4th phase called structured water (also known as Exclusion Zone water). It's kinda like honey, in between liquid and solid. Why does this matter? Thanks to Dr. Pollack we know that this phase of water is what defines health in our cells, and creating more EZ water in our body will make us healthier by giving our cells more energy.
𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐬 it actually creates EZ water in the body, another awesome reason to use an Infrared Sauna!
𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐀𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬 some other simple ways to increase EZ water in your body, as well as an interview with Dr. Pollack! https://blog.daveasprey.com/ez-water/
𝘖𝘙𝘎𝘈𝘕 𝘚𝘌𝘓𝘍-𝘊𝘈𝘙𝘌 𝘛𝘖𝘖𝘓 𝘒𝘐𝘛
Here at Invincible, we know how vital healthy organs are for optimal overall health. That is why we have decided to give away one "𝐎𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐓𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐊𝐢𝐭," which includes the healing tools that we recommend to our patients on a daily basis!
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭'𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞??? 🤗
✖️Yoga Tune Up Coregeous Ball
✖️Yoga Tune Up Small Pair
✖️3 DōTERRA essential oils that support healthy organ function: Copaiba, Zendorcine & DigestZen
1️⃣𝐆𝐨 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐢𝐨, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 (𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫).
2️⃣𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰, 𝐭𝐚𝐠 𝟐 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞!
12er today with the pup and @evolvedmotion EmPack for some extra glute training (thanks for the help @keribergeron 🍑)
Our entire body is connected, so tension anywhere in the system can cause disruption.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐢𝐜 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐫 (in a simplified version: the general area we sit on) is no different. It affects organ movement in so many ways. The pelvic floor not only helps to control the pelvic organs, but it also creates stability for the entire body.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐢𝐜 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐫 helps to balance out the pressure system inside the body so the organs can function and move optimally. It does this by being mobile in addition to strong, allowing for full 360 breathing.
𝐀𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 that ties these two together is that pelvic floor disorders often come together with organ issues, examples:
1️⃣𝘛𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘱𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘪𝘤 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘳 & 𝘱𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵.
2️⃣𝘏𝘪𝘱 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘮𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘪𝘤 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘳 & 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘥𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯.
𝐁𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲, 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐬 & 𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐢𝐜 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡🤓!
Sunset swim & dirty dog 🌄 @ Chatfield State Park
Don’t believe everything you think! 🤯
𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 (as described in the book “Change Your Brain Change Your Life by Dr. Daniel Amen”) are real thought patterns that your brain has been conditioned to think. A negative thought will appear in your mind without you choosing to think about it, but then it can consume your mind. Usually from old experiences, but they can also result when there’s trauma/disease/imbalance in the brain (maybe from your gut!).
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐫𝐞-𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 out of these negative thought patterns. Dr. Amen’s book has many tools to help get rid of these ANTs, but I’ll leave you with something I learned back in 2010 that helped me take ownership of my mind…
𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧, 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐝’𝐬 𝐞𝐲𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 of it versus owning it as your own. This will buy you time to decide if there’s any truth in the thought!
It’s crazy (and cool) to think that 80% of the signals connecting the brain to the gut actually travel from the gut to our brain.
Most of the time we think of the brain controlling all the things. But if you’re dealing with any brain fog, stress, anxiety, depression, headaches, etc...I would consider asking yourself some of these questions:
❎𝐃𝐨 𝐈 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞?
❎𝐃𝐨 𝐈 𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥?
❎𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐨𝐱𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐦𝐨𝐥𝐝, 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐬, 𝐞𝐭𝐜.)?
❎𝐃𝐨 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐛𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐥 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲?
❎𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐚𝐛𝐝𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐧?
What if the signals from your gut to your brain are weak/interrupted? What if the signs your digestive system has been showing you for years is causing your brain to malfunction??
𝐎𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞??
Most of the time after visceral manipulation, people will say...
"𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩!”
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 if there is tension in the organ system, the diaphragm also can’t function well.
𝐈’𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 who had COVID in March. He was all recovered according to doctors and many, many tests, but he was still having this chest tightness and shortness of breath when he tried to get back into cycling. I’ve seen him now for 4 sessions and worked mostly on his heart, lungs, liver & intestines.
𝐅𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 with breathing exercises, as well as breathing exercises at home + the coregeous ball. He is now back to riding at higher intensity, higher elevation, with little to no discomfort 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
𝐎𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝??
I used to teach mobility classes weekly for different gyms, and there was this athlete who would come in for overhead mobility work. We would make improvements, but nothing substantial.
A few years later he came in to see me and I learned that he had had extensive surgery around his liver...
𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝟏𝟓 𝐝𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧!
So yep, lack of organ movement could be playing a part in how well your arms move overhead💪🏼
𝐎𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧??🤔
Those of you who know my story, know that I got into visceral manipulation because I had lower back pain, and it’s what finally helped it. But this also continues to be about 60% of the patients I see:
1️⃣I’ve had this back pain forever and can’t seem to figure it out.
2️⃣I have these digestive issues, and it’s not relevant but I also have a history of back issues.
Even if your digestive issues were years ago, or you’ve never even had digestive issues, your organs sit extremely close to the bones, muscles, and nerves along your spine. If you’re dealing with lower back pain, I’d definitely have your organs assessed!
𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 🧠 with some organ self-care through the new interactive organ diagram found on our website!
𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 isn’t the “fix” to fertility issues. But it will get the organs moving better to give the body a chance❤️
“I just found out a few days ago that I’m pregnant!”
“We are pretty excited…fiiiiinally!"
The first thing I do when a woman comes to see me for help getting pregnant is to find where the main tension in her body is. Going directly to the uterus or ovaries may cause the main problem to be missed. With the organ work, the tension on the reproductive system can really come from anywhere. It could be cysts on the ovaries (shown on the right ovary here), but the issue could also be the heart or the brain.
Oftentimes, the intestines are restricted, possibly affecting the fallopian tubes ability to catch the egg. Or maybe part of the fallopian tube is compressed by a bound up colon, not allowing the egg to travel to the uterus for implantation. This image really helps to see how close the intestines are to the reproductive system.
Whatever area needs to be worked on, I do that and then also check-in with the rest of their wellness team to see if I have any other recommendations. Most of the time women come in having a pretty solid team of providers, so I won’t add much and just see how their body responds to having happily moving organs. It’s nice to see women at a few different times during their cycle.
𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐟𝐢𝐱 𝐚 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲, 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥.
“We’ve been trying for 2 years, and we want to do everything that we can.”
“I’ve heard this work can improve blood flow to the uterus, in order to help with conception.”
“One of my fallopian tubes is occluded, so I want to make sure that the other is functioning optimally.”
“I want to make sure everything is functioning optimally before we do IUI.”
𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐥𝐞𝐬 can be caused by so many things: nutrition, stress, hormone imbalance, ovarian cysts, poor sperm motility, etc. When working with women who come in seeking guidance for pregnancy, the goal is still the same: get the organs (even non-reproductive organs) to move better and see what the body does.
𝐀𝐧 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 has good physiologic motion, and that may be the missing link for a woman’s body to heal and prepare to get pregnant. Stay tuned for some common organ restrictions and success stories in the Invincible community❤️
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