Your big toe serves a function that is more important than you think. Seriously, we should all be very grateful that it does all that it does! Every time we take a step, an immense amount of pressure goes through our big toe as it bends and extends from our body weight. Now imagine that a 250lb football player puts most of his weight on one of his itty bitty toes. OUCH.
Knee pain is like the new back pain. Many people experience it in different ways. And let’s be honest, knee pain SUCKS because it affects our ability to walk, take the stairs, and run... making it a nightmare to get from place to place. One type of knee pain I see clinically on a day to day basis is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). Basically this means pain at the front of the knee (over, around, or under the kneecap).
If you have shoulder pain listen up and let a sista help you out! This post is for those of you who have shoulder pain when you lift your arm overhead to wash your hair or reach for the top kitchen cabinet. This is for my painters and mechanics who spend a lot of time with overhead work. It’s for my tennis and volleyball players. And it is also for my fellow workout junkies who have pain with upper body lifting.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a headache. I’m assuming you raised your hand, because, statistically speaking, basically everyone has had a headache before. Whether it’s dull type that creeps up on you at 3pm from the coffee withdrawal or the throbbing type when you have a migraine or a hangover, many of us know just how debilitating headaches can be.
Let’s take it back to the 20th century when Abraham Maslow created the Hierarchy of Needs. In it, physiological needs were the basic foundation of human life. These needs were to be met in order to attain the highest self-actualization. We require food, water, and oxygen to survive. And as you can see, Pooping, Peeing, and Procreation are also in this basic foundation!
Fully admitting this to the world today... I used to pee my pants as a kid when I laughed too hard. My friends and family made it a joke (they still do… ugh!).
And then, in college, I would have the strongest urge to pee, and sometimes leaked, every time I entered the elevator of my NYU Union Square dorm. My roommates knew when I stepped through the door that they better get out of my way or I’d pee my pants!
Let’s face it people. A bowel movement (BM) has the ability to make or break your day. Am I right, or am I right? Everyone has experienced a bad time on the toilet. You might have had to strain for 30 minutes after a night of fast food and booze. Or you might have had diarrhea after a food bug from travel.
However, this rare “off” day on the toilet happens to some, while others have a consistent issue with their bowels, an issue that ends up having a sizable impact on their everyday lives.
Welcome! I am so excited to introduce our first ever blog post!
The purpose of these posts is to help you understand why you may be experiencing different aches and dysfunctions in your body and to offer some tangible solutions. My goal here is to help you move better so you can feel better. A combination of good physical mobility and stability can improve the quality of your life tremendously!