How I’m FINALLY Getting Rid of Spasticity

One thing I wasn’t clear about is how damn tight and stiff my arm has been. I don’t have any before photos or videos, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. When I went to hand therapy back in 2018, my PT would kindly provide 10 minutes of heat before gently stretching…

Brains Over Brawn

Although working smart not hard is always my goal when you have a disability, smart work morphs into a necessity. If your weak left side keeps you from carrying a box of items down a flight of steps, you better figure out a smart and safe way to get your stuff to the first floor….

Stuck in a Spasm Chasm

Days two through four out of my Self-Care journey have focused on the bane of my existence: Spasticity. Dr. Tara Tobias explains spasticity as a “movement disorder characterized by a velocity-dependent increase in muscle tone due to hyper-excitability of the reflex arc”. In other words, my body resists any attempts to lengthen certain muscles. If…