100 Days of Self-Care Results Post

On December 7, 2020, I decided to commit to 100 days of self-care. I’m happy to report that I woke up today, Day 100, feeling lighter, more stable and moving better. I’m lighter because I started Weight Watchers in February and have lost 10 pounds. I like WW because there are no good or bad…

NewGait => NewMoves => NewHope

I wish I felt comfortable making videos as that would be easier than writing. I’d rather talk than write any day. Because I’m a speech therapist? Maybe. Because I was a teenager in the 80s, constantly on a phone attached to a wall? Probably. In lieu of a quick video update, here’s the latest addition…

Perfect Synergy

The best new piece of information to enter my life has been, muscle synergy. Synergy is defined as, “the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects”. This is why a Reece’s Cup is better than eating chocolate and…

100 Days of Self-Care Update

To all social media fitness, wellness, medicinal, nutritional, alternative, and disease management influencers out there, way to go! Writing (and editing), recording (and editing), taking photos (and editing) takes a lot of time. I now understand how that becomes a full-time job for you. My original plan was to document a daily self-care achievement. For…

What’s Working Part Three

For the last eight years: I can easily walk around my home with and without an AFO and without using a cane. I grab onto walls and furniture as needed. I can walk outside with an AFO and cane for 20 minutes maximum before stopping to rest. I can walk 1.5 MPH on a treadmill…

What’s Working Part Two

I’ve written about the benefits of NeuroKinetic Therapy in a previous post. For two years, it has slowly brought dormant muscles back online. Frequency Specific Microcurrents used during our sessions have changed my connective tissue. Although these improvements were slow-going, they stopped me from getting worse. But I couldn’t quite figure out how to best exercise these…

What’s Working Part One

Trying to live well with a neurological condition makes neuroplasticity my holy grail, but the brain’s ability to reorganize itself is only part of the equation. Reincorporating muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints that have been offline due to disuse is just as important. For the past month I’ve been adopting a new rehabilitation approach that…

Disease Progression VS Disuse Progression

When diagnosed with something progressive, healthcare professionals warn you about the bad stuff, while sugarcoating the message just enough to be encouraging. They want you to “prepare for the worst, yet hope for the best.” Your _______ (fill in the blank) diagnosis will either destroy you (so be prepared) or by some miracle everything will…