Posture Improving at 68!
Physiotherapy has always got me into difficulty, Pilates –shocking, yoga – no. Chinese acupuncture, a bit helpful, chiropractic, not much improvement. Yep, I’ve spent heaps! My daughter Billy, gave me the Relaxaback process and I have been using it for 8 days. I’ve kept notes of the last 8 days(such a good idea) and can see how far I’ve come... .Can’t believe how quickly the 15 minutes goes and today how good my posture is when I get up from the floor. I’m 68 and have had a 2 accidents involving vertebral fractures – the first at 35, a crush to 2 lumbar vertebrae and sacro-illiac and the second 3 years ago when sitting in the bow of a steel boat when it hit a box wave throwing me up and down, fracturing the same 2 vertebrae. My spine looks like a heap of untidy blocks and the bony structures are a bit close. Anyway, I get on quite well except if I lift or do things that encourage that ‘closeness.’ Can’t play golf any more, but love gardening, play petanque and generally have a good life. Aches and pains are a constant but I think how lucky I’ve been not to have spinal chord damage. (I was an Occupational therapist and worked for a while in the spinal unit at Melbourne’s Austin Hospital) In the meantime, I’m loving my 15 minutes relaxing and listening to the Currumbin Creek and I’m sure it’s doing me all sorts of good.