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Monday, February 6, 2023

Our Final Session with PT

Aloha Everyone,

I learned a great deal. Beginning with how to sit down and how to stand to protect myself from recurrence of a pinch nerve. What I taught to my yoga, Taichi and Quigong students needs revision. For example, the correct way to walk is heel toe, heel toe. Well the PT added one more important step: it’s heel, tighten or lift your knee then put down your toe. By adding lifting your knee motion, your stomach contracts as well as tighten your pelvic region thus protecting your spinal column. The two of us learned 7 forms of exercise for stretching and strengthening the lower back. These sets prepared by the Orthopedic’s Sports Medicine Clinic, PEAK FORM are recommended to do at least twice a day each, requiring 40-60 minutes.

From 7:00-8:00 am, the PT worked with me. Then while it was J.J.’s turn, I continued my practice. After two straight hours of work out, I couldn’t wait to enjoy our “healthy” lunch.

J.J. and I realized that most restaurant staffs get confused if you ask to modify their set menu items. However we learned that if one has an allergy, they are much more accommodating. Here are my modified dishes including steamed tofu, no sauce, steamed broccoli, no salt, no pepper, no dressing and so on.

Aloha -- Cathi