Sat 5/3/14:
Hello everyone. I know I have not been writing as often like I used to, but life has me so busy. All is good in my world…just a little difficult lately.
Change can be so stressful sometimes….needless to say my little routine has been interrupted causing imbalance in my life. Hopefully, things will settle down a bit.
Now for some FOUNDATION TRAINING talk! I introduced a new client to FT yesterday. Get this story. He is a 50 year old male with chronic everyday back pain. He served time in the Marines and was a body builder in the past. He has that rather thick…lordotic frame. He goes on to tell me he has been to the doctor earlier in the day because of the pain. He went to a general practitioner. The doctor gave him a shot of course and 3 bottles of various pills. One bottle had 250 pills in it. He is to take those 4x per day! This is insane!! I asked, what do he tell you this pills would do for your back. He says, numb the pain. It’s a travesty!!!! This is not how people should be treated. No wonder unemployment is so high…everyone is on pain medication and to numbed up to care about working. No wonder there are so many hooked on pain meds….if you get 2 and 300 at a time and are instructed to take them 4x a day! This is appalling to me. This client even stated, “I’m scared I’m going to get hooked because I’m taking them everyday so that I can work, but I feel like I’m in a fog”.
I go on to tell him FOUNDATION TRAINING is going to get him off the medication.
We go on to start our session. Yes, he is extremely tight in the hips, and shoulders. External rotation of the arms was difficult but we got it. We corrected his posture, got weight back over the heels. Then we really worked on decompression breathing…what it is and how it will help. He actually caught onto this easily. Moved onto gentle hinging for him pretty much keeping his arms back. We practiced, and did some movement patterns, took a few pics. Afterwards he says, “I feel looser”. I said, “Bravo, you should. We just did a lot of work!
For anyone reading this article…FOUNDATION TRAINING works! FT is absolutely amazing in what it does! If the above client applies what I am teaching him to his daily life…he can be off those pills as of now! I am dead serious!
If you know of anyone with back pain or really with most any kind of pain send them to a FT instructor. I am in Mississippi and there are other FT instructors popping up everywhere. I can help get you with a good teacher if you are not in my area. Go to to learn more about FT. Back pain is annoying, uncomfortable, and mood altering. Address what is causing the problem ( usually soft tissue/muscular issues) and get off the pain pills! The pain pills will not fix your back! If a Doctor ever writes you 200, 300 pills at a time leave immediately!
Have a great weekend…off for some golf today!



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