K had a look at my other exercises and the cat one is better because I am not going so much into my hyperextended elbows, but she still wants further articulation in the thoracic. On thoracic roll down, I managed proper cervical flexion for the first time - which was a breakthrough. However, I am still finding it hard to come up into full extension and weakness in my upper abdominals is now highlighted. As a result I have a new exercise - or one I have before which I hated before - standing against the wall, flattening my spine and raising my arms. However, it does need to be re-attempted.
K was pleased with my stepping forwards exercises and "rises" and in squats, I need to now further lift up out of the hips, which is difficult for me. We ran out of time to assess adductors, and hamstring curls have not been happening as a result of spasm and fascial pull which prevents me doing this exercise. I have agreed to try this again on standing if lying prone is too challenging. I am not giving up!
On another note, because my oestrogen has been doubled owing to bone density loss, I am feeling increasingly stiff which is impairing my muscle function to an extent and meaning I cheat to get to my full range of movment, so I will go anywhere - e.g. to my hinge of my spine, just to get somewhere! This is not a good outcome and might mean I need to return to the usual dose.
|Feeling stiff (2)|
|Going into my hinge|