Archive for January, 2011

FlexBuilding Muscle Fiber Stretching Helps Restore Muscle Function Following Surgery

January 10th, 2011 | Exercise, Flexibility, Health Care, Muscles, Range of Motion, Wellness, Workout | 36 Comments

The following video testimonial from Eric Whitehorn is only one example of how much relief and restoration of muscle function can be achieved with the use of chiropractic adjustments and the use of FlexBuilding, a unique system of stretching muscle fiber.   Eric was a personal trainer when he had a seizure one day and subsequently learned he had a brain turmor which required immediate surgery.

After brain surgery, additional surgery was required to Eric’s shoulders.   Eric suffered complete dislocation of both shoulders with full thickness tears of the rotator cuff muscles. I began treating Eric with FlexBuilding movements to restore function to the muscles and tendons.  Regular FlexBuilding stretching is done each week and he continues his recovery.

Eric is now back in the gym working and seeing clients on a regular basis.

Some of the FlexBuilding moves used with Eric will be featured in upcoming blogs.

 

 

The Right Time

January 4th, 2011 | Exercise, Flexibility, Health Care, Wellness, Workout | 84 Comments

Hello and Happy New Year to Everyone,

Because I am not one to put out much fluff and I get right to the issues, let’s talk about timing.

Have you said it is not the right time to eat healthy, or it is not the right time to start working out (maybe after the holiday), or it is not the right time to have a baby, or to go back to college, or to propose to your sweetheart, or whatever your personal desires may be that you have been putting off?  Timing seems to be a common way to pacify our minds and hearts whenever we are confronted by some “opportunity” that makes us feel we are stepping outside our comfort zone.  Immediately our radar goes up, wariness sets in and excuses begin.

Do you remember a time in your life when everything seemed to just click?  What did you do to get there?  If that worked then, what are you doing to remain there?  Oprah had a show where all of the women had lost over 100 pounds but gained it all back.  They went through their stories of woe and the “victim” mentality, but no one mentioned why they stopped doing what initially worked to take the weight off.  Why do we continually talk about the glory days of what we used to be, but are unwilling to continue to do what got us there in the first place?

Go back to the gym.  Change your eating habits. Do those daily “sweet” things for your spouse.  Set realistic goals and write them down.  And I have to be self serving for a moment–get your adjustments.  Immerse yourself in a wellness environment and hang out with like minded people.  If you hang out with drunks you become a drunk.

Timing seems to be a wonderful excuse many of us use to pacify our minds and hearts whenever we are confronted by some “opportunity” that makes us feel like we are stepping out of our comfort zone, something makes us feel challenged and our radar goes up, and the excuses begin.  We say, “I am going to better my life after the holidays once I get these bills paid from holiday spending,” or, “When the weather gets a little nicer this spring, maybe after Memorial Day.”  Then, Memorial Day become the Fourth of July, and its “I’m very busy this summer so this fall I will work on my goals right after Halloween.”  That turns into, “The house needs a lot of work to get ready for Thanksgiving,” and as my daughter, Makenna, would say, “Wow-Wow” it’s the holidays.

I do not want to be the bummer coach, but for most folks it means we are stuck in a rut and next year will not bring about some wonderful turnaround.  You see…timing is an excuse for most people.  It is an excuse difficult for someone else to counter because they are not in your shoes, but they do understand it from their own perspective.  Opportunities are like butterflies.  They often are right there and are beautiful in front of your nose but instead of seizing the moment, you shoo it away like some bothersome fly, and say, “The timing is just not right.”

As a wellness coach it is my responsibility to help you realize your dreams and keep moving forward.  Quit being paralyzed by your rational mind and commit to something.  Find someone to hold you accountable.  Now is the right time!!!

Dr. Pruni

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