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14 August 2012, Bone cracking Osteopaths, electro acupuncture and some cardio

Had my first appointment with Jason Houghton Osteopath yesterday and it went well and I came out very positive from the feedback I got.  I like to think that I am the kind of client that people enjoy seeing; I come with a full description of what hurts and when, my own ideas about why it hurts and what I need to do to remedy it.  Apparently my posture, shoulder flexibility and strength are all good; which is great if a little surprising.

Treatment involved having my spine and neck cracked which was a bizarre experience!  Apparently I was the easiest person to crack in 5 years – I guess that’s a good thing!  Also had some electro acupuncture and I’m glad I saw the needles afterwards.

We think the problem is just a mild muscle sprain which is aggravating the ulnar nerve, so it should just sort itself out with a little rest.  In addition (despite my posture being good – that’s probably because I was thinking about it in the appointment!) I have started leaving posture cues around the house.  Masking tape and sharpie markers are very useful :).  To help me when using my laptop I have pumped up an old gym ball to sit out – should be good for my core too.

I have lost a whole kg (Down to 73.8kg) since yesterday, not really sure how though as my calories are the same and I didn’t work out at all.  One theory is a water loss from the no exercising – but I don’t imagine I had much to lose in the first place!  Will be interesting to see what I come in at tomorrow. I’m looking forward to filling up with water at the end of dieting and hopefully being cut and full…

Another gym rest day today, so had myself a 7.19km walk instead before breakfast.

13 August 2012, Posture shoulder pain and Osteopaths…

Despite my last post saying that I didn’t want to visit a professional about the pain in my shoulder, I have booked in to see Jason Houghton this morning after a recommendation from a friend.  If I am honest I think the pain has probably come from poor posture and probably from sitting like I am right now on my laptop!  Years of office work and bad seating has always brought my shoulders up and forward but I have (in the past) worked hard to correct it.  I might have been a bit slack of late…

Watched a great video from Kelly Starrett on YouTube yesterday that talks about shoulder impingement.  Right at the start is a good way to test your posture and some posture cues.  I might have to start leaving post it notes for myself again!