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Excellent to have you as a part of the Movement & Mobility 101 course.
Please introduce yourself, what is your main role(s) coach, performance coach, PT, PTA, massage therapist, body worker, student, athlete, etc. this is by no means an exhaustive list. This group is inclusive of everyone. There are times when you’ll learn the most from someone you originally thought you had nothing in common with. Add the context you’d like to get to know you and better help to work on problem together as a group.
Hello to all the coaches who have been given access to this forum. I am Travis and I am a long time coach for The Ready State and will be here to help answer your questions when I can!
Hello! My name is Patrick, I’m in Commercial Real Estate full time and have coached and trained (basketball and CrossFit primarily) on the side for close to ten years now. I’m making my way through the 101 course and loving it. The answers to my questions might be coming and I just haven’t gotten there yet so just let me know if that’s the case. I’ve got two scenarios, one for a client and one for myself that I’ve tried to remedy or learn more about through available TRS content and haven’t quite found what I’m looking for. Hoping this forum is the appropriate place to source input!
The first is for a someone new I’ve begun partnering with (mid 30s Crossfiter, consistent movement and mobility practice outside of the gym) who experiences intense spasms every couple months along his left scap. It’ll cause pain when breathing and slowly subsides over the course of a few days as ROM returns. I’ve found one TRS video where Kelly recommends H-Wave for spasms but are there other, more readily accessible protocols for that initial spasm? And care/restoration afterwards?
Second is for myself. About a year ago I was chasing my son barefoot through my house and woke up the next day unable to put pressure on my left foot because of swelling and pain. After visiting a a podiatrist, imaging (x-ray) came back clear and I spent a week in a walking boot and a recommendation to wear more padded shoes. I typically wear Vivobarefoot’s during work and minimal, zero drop training shoes. The pain was at the head of my fifth metatarsal, base of my pinky toe, the Dr said I likely damaged the joint capsule and needed to give it time. Now I’m over a year out and can move in a linear plane fine but anything lateral or if I step on a rock at that spot the pain is immediate and harsh. I’ve learned a good bit through TRS around joint capsule care for hips and shoulders but how do I care for joint capsules along the toes? Or, now being a year out, am I possibly dealing with something else? I’m pretty sure I’ve developed a bone spur on the top of my foot, at the base of the pinky toe.
Thanks so much for your input!
Spasms can be dealt with with pressure, deep breathing, and contract relax work with a little ball in the area. A lacrosse ball my be too aggressive if the spasm is pretty tender so plan accordingly. You will probably come across more of this as you move through the course. The bigger question is why does this person develop spasms in the first place? What type of training is occurring when the area spasms. What exercises flare it up? You will have to sort that out and see if there are technical/efficiency issues that can be addressed through coaching.
As far as your foot, that is a tricky one, but joint capsules for the toes are no different than any other joint capsule. Distraction and motion are the best places to start.
Hello, my name is Chris Salinas, I recently just turned 22 & I have been following The Ready State for about 6 months & had been planning to enroll in this program for quite a while now to further expand my knowledge in this field. That being said, I am custom truck/car restorer & have worked on vehicles for several years now. However, as much as I enjoy the end result of a finished vehicle, the labor does take a toll on me. In 2021, I had a major low back surgery, which was a Unilateral Resection of L6 Transverse Process; what lead me to this was the constant day to day pain I was having (sciatica nerve pain in left leg, & low left back stiffness). After over 10 doctors had evaluated me they discovered I had Bertolotti Syndrome Type 2C. This just means that my last transverse process was articulating into my sacrum on my left side & is closer than abnormal on my right. I was given 2 surgical options by 2 different well know doctors. Option 1 was a resection (shave excess bone). Option 2, special fusion to stabilize excess piece that was already trying to form into the sacrum.
Fast forward to today, 1 year & a couple weeks after a resection surgery, I can say I am about 95% better after 2 PRP sessions & implementing mobility & functional movements into my life. I gradually began weight training since about 2 months ago & I started to feel great with no issues. I can train to my full potential in the gym, but when it comes to doing auto labor I get bad nerve flare ups in my leg when I am on my feet for too long.
I have decided I am going to take some time off while focusing completely in my fitness & health as a former high school multi sport athlete. That being said, I love to help friends & family dealing w/ their specific issue while explaining information that I have learned from TRS that may be useful to each individual. I would some day like to train & inform others as well on the benefits of implementing mobility, functional movements, etc into their lives on a day to day base.
Chris Salinas, 22
Uvalde, Tx (Originally from Laredo, Tx)
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