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Weird and Unusual Cast Facts

There are few things I recall from wearing a cast 17 years ago when I broke a small bone in the Left foot. The thing that remained with me the most was how wearing a walking boot made my hips unlevel and my back hurt! OH the things I get to look forward to! This time, I was unprepared but very interested to learn how wearing a cast for a prolonged time affected me in ways I was not expecting. Following are a few of those things.   Bruised Knee Caps I often scoot around on my bum, fo

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I Broke My Arm

Some images may be unpleasant, there is no blood or actual broken skin, but there is bruising. THE INJURY On Jan. 16 I fell on some hidden snow covered ice and landed hard on my arm. As I lay there in the snow, unable to move, I had this realization that things had changed. I finally managed to scramble to my feet and edge my way to a fence and along the fence. I was on my way to pick up an order from my farm CSA, which is about 2.5km from home. My arm hurt, a lot, but I kept going, met th

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Can Your Discs Slip? (and other questions about Disc Herniation)

Years ago I was teaching a client on the reformer when I suggested she try the Short Spine for the first time. She looked at me with horror and said “I can’t do that - I have a herniated disc!” Now it was my turn to look at her with horror as my mind raced - had I seen any signs of this since she came in the studio - why didn’t I know this? I assumed it had happened within the week’s time since she’d last visited so I said “My God! When did that happen?” And she replied “Ab

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