Get Fit, Even if You Are Injured!

Many of us are injured and are not aware of the effects!

For decades, I enjoyed freedom of movement. I exercised, studied, taught, enjoyed, and employed an eclectic assortment of martial arts, healing arts, and fitness (movement) arts. During this time, I discovered, invented, refined, and published my tips for fitness using primarily the movements that we repeat every single day. An injury that was considered by many doctors to be minor and insignificant changed all that. I began a journey into the world of compounded effects of injury.

The repercussions and complications that followed made me believe that my enjoyment of movement was history. Instead, the experience has served to add greater value to what I have to offer to the world so that we can all learn to enjoy movement, and at the same time, prevent or recover from injury. I experienced the reality of something I had heard: that every injury that you have ever had is stored in your body and affects the way it moves, which can make exercise doubly dangerous, unless you consider the current state of your body as you exercise.

Frustrated that a relatively minor injury was preventing me from enjoying the benefits of my own invention, I spent many years trying to get back to where I had been. Reluctantly, I realized that I had no choice but to deal with the after-effects of my injury, to adapt my efforts to accommodate what I could and could not do. This new quest led me to many new realizations about the relationship between fitness and injury.

A big part of the frustration came from the fact that I know my body well, and I knew that something was wrong, even if a thousand doctors were to tell me otherwise! I began a search for more enlightened medical workers, capable of understanding and treating subtle and complex injury. I also looked through hundreds of medical case histories that revealed to me case after case of serious (even fatal) conditions that resulted from apparently minor decades-old injuries. In many of these cases, the intervention of an osteopath corrected the root cause of a series of complications and bodily compensation that led to the more serious problems, unlocking the chain of events that allowed healing to take place.

Fortunately for me, I did find an osteopath whom I consider to be one-of-a-kind. Trained in England (to much higher standards that those in North America), practicing in Canada, and himself recovered from sports injuries, Bruce Babington discovered, explained to me, and set out to reverse the layers of damage.

The rare combination of the right victim, the right physician, and the right editor has created a rare circumstance that offers you the benefits of a body-aware guinea pig, a doctor who is capable of understanding, explaining, and treating effectively, and an editor who understands and expresses the significance of this to you!

 


 

The Injury that Led to the Learning

Since 1997 when I was hurtled to the ground at full force impact during a stupid accident while playing with my dog, my body has behaved as if I had two bodies, each side of me working completely differently than the other, causing both sides to work incorrectly as a result.

That injury blasted all my 600-plus muscles in different directions and I could no longer do to the same extent the tips in my own book, turning on the Gliding “tools” or “keys” (as I like to call them—tools to help you move and be fit; keys to turn on your motor and get you going). These tools—that are done expressly to cause the body to feel—were too painful in many of the areas, and my body no longer worked cohesively.

This happened at the 3-year mark of enjoying my methods of reversing both the damages to my body caused by the normal everyday ravages of living and the accumulated imbalances caused by minor accidents. One of the aspects of that injury that for many years I was not able to write about, was how I perceived that the impact of the injury had made an imprint on my body, like a memory, no matter how much I tried to exercise power over the many different body parts to make them feel what they used to, it just would not return to that state. Now in 2012, whereas I once was starting to wonder if it would ever come back, watching the slow progress and return to normal is a constant occurrence.

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Get Fit, Even if You Are Injured!
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Get Fit, Even if You Are Injured!
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Many of us are injured and are not aware of the effects! Every injury that you have ever had is stored in your body and affects the way it moves, which can make exercise doubly dangerous, unless you consider the current state of your body as you exercise.
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