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Discussion: knowledgeable stretching

in: hughmac3; hughmac3 > 2017-02-04

Feb 4, 2017 9:50 PM # 
Sandy:
I need some of that. If you get a good set of stretches post details.
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Feb 4, 2017 9:50 PM # 
Sandy:
Please.
Feb 5, 2017 12:35 AM # 
hughmac⁴:
Good news!
Feb 5, 2017 1:16 AM # 
anniemac:
that was nice of you to stop and talk to him. i'm sure it made a difference!

and....

i told you it was sciatica!!! ;)
Feb 5, 2017 2:47 PM # 
hughmac3:
Sandy: so far he's given me three to do at home, 6x per week. Each requires 10 reps, 3 sets and a 1 second hold. Although I have hard copy pictures, each is easily found on GOOGLE, under: 1 - clam with resistance; 2 - reverse clam with resistance; and, 3 - single leg bridge. The main thing with the clams is to not let your hip rotate (like it wants too) and to find an approximate right-size rubbery band for resistance. I made my own out of something Julie had around: 1 bigger loop for the knees and one smaller for the ankles. Therapist will be adding more. But again, he's targeting my piriformis muscles, which either connects (20% of people) to the sciatic nerve or is close enough to the nerve for it to be affected. I don't know if this relates to issues you might have.
Feb 5, 2017 3:46 PM # 
Sandy:
Thanks! These are things that my PT had me doing last spring when I was getting a pain deep in my butt at the top of my leg. That pain went away and I stopped doing the exercises. Guess everything is connected to everything and I should maybe start them again.
Feb 7, 2017 11:07 PM # 
JanetT:
Our yoga instructor had us doing hips yesterday and said everything is connected. If hips aren't strong knees are affected (bad knees affect ankles, etc.).

A PT professional I talked to today said to do all the leg exercises to keep everything in balance (side leg lifts or clamshells; adductors; front lifts (quads); and hamstrings).

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