A Wild, Weird, Cool Year of Amazing Client Stories–December 31, 2015

A Wild, Weird, Cool Year of Amazing Client Stories—2015!

Looking back on the stories of new clients this year further reinforces that we are crazy resilient and the myriad of things that affect us before birth makes me wonder how any of us actually grow up and function.

Here is a sampling of the reasons we’ve met some of the children and adults whom we’ve had the pleasure to help this year—

 

SPORTS

  • Pitching and running skills (also helped with school skills in the process.)
  • Hockey concussions—moderate to really bad.
  • LaCrosse, Basketball, Soccer concussions.
  • Tennis spring and bounce (skills also helped social confidence and test anxiety.)
  • Gymnastics and Dance bounce and spring. Coordination and strength gaps track back to pre-mature birth.

 

ACADEMICS

  • Preschool writing skills getting ready for school.
  • TWINS! One often has a harder time with coordination and the other seems to have a tougher time with speech. (Neither twin had a complete pre-natal movement repertoire—they just don’t!)
  • Focus/Concentration/Achievement in School. Oops—often there is an unusual birth history impacting sensory integration including vision.
  • School anxiety and reading headaches moderated. (Common to those born with umbilical cords wrapped around necks or feet in development.)

 

LIFE

  • Headaches and visual stress (serious auto accidents often rear-enders are common causes.)
  • LYME Disease neuro system repair. (Yes, it goes back together.)
  • Headaches and childhood accidents (all those tumbles and bumps still matter 20-50 years later!)
  • Persistent aches and pains (often accidents and/or surgeries which throw off the centeredness of the body and balancing or visual system coordination.)
  • Stiffness causing unresolved pains (often weird medical procedures in the past which hit the trifecta of bad compensations.)

OLDER ADULTS

  • Coordination, balance, and flexibility to keep active. There is a strong history of surgeries and injuries which limited nano-movement function.
  • Strokes—restoring symmetry, stability, and movement goes a long way in returning to life skills.
  • Movement disorders such as, Parkinson’s improve the same as everything else. We put the basics back together—it just might take a little longer.

 

Overall

Key things in a personal history that ring our bell—

  • Birth issues—preemie, breech, umbilical cord issues.
  • Auto accidents, especially read-end.
  • Surgery—abdominal such as C-sections, gall bladder, kidney, or hernia.
  • Head/brain Injuries in whatever way they happen.
  • Feet issues.

Yes, we can work wonders to put your stabilizing systems, coordination, and sensory integration back together. When life hands you lemons, let us make the lemonade for you.

Thanking you for your trust in helping with all the weird aches, pains, and coordination gaps. We look forward to sharing more stories in 2016!

 

Note from Cara

A client this week asked what my new insight was for this year. The question gave me pause and here are my top three.

 

My Insights of 2015:

1.) Predictable

The body and brain really have a playbook with very predictable steps! When we clear up the confounding effects of injury, trauma, or intervention, the steps for weaving together postural reactions, coordination and sensory system integration is pretty straight forward. Amazing!

 

2.) Early Movement and Stress Matters

We are the sum of our pre-natal experiences, for better or worse. Stress, movement, trauma, etc. all leave gaps in our movement and sensory system integration foundation. Yes, it still changes!

 

3.) Resilient!

The human brain and body continues to function with the most bizarre compensations. These compensations may be stressful and dysfunctional in the bigger scheme, but they are better than not functioning at all and these can change too!

 

Hoping you are planning ways to get more activity into 2016. Looking forward to seeing you for a tune-up sometime during the year!

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