Hoop Physio

Hoop Physio – neck, sternum & rotator cuff rehabilitation of sports injury

Happy New Year! Here’s what I’ve been up to, most of the last couple of years, since crash-landing on the parkour gym tumble-track in June 2013, folding in half at the neck and faceplanting into my own torso – technically I shouldn’t still be here, let alone walking around, blogging, breathing etc… thanks to yoga for life for the extra bendy spine.

Issues have been many, varied and changeable – pain, stability, vomiting, swallowing, speech slurring, pain, holding head up, walking in a straight line, sitting upright, pain, clumsiness, dropping things, pain, pins and needles, pain, insomnia, boredom, muscle atrophy, nerve signal, sudden eye deterioration (possible vertebral artery insufficiency – having another MRI to investigate neck scarring, discs and positioning in the next fortnight)… strength, dizziness, vertigo, more pain…

I’m about halfway back together now, following sternum surgery and physiotherapy, fixed braces for a year which helped by aligning my bite and reduced neck muscle aggravation by stopping me grinding my teeth, lens replacement and vitrectomy in both eyes just before Christmas, and a very recent gym referral.

Last year I started messing around with my hula hoops, and developed a separate set of exercises that addressed a lot of my issues with muscle tone, flexibility, nerve signal, stability and grip. A few people got interested in trying them out as well, so I’ve just finished making this video tutorial and session run-through to share.

Sitting at the computer editing and rendering the finished version was harder than filming it, pain-wise, but I hope it’s worth it – someone else might need the physio inspiration, you never know.

New Year’s Resolution for 2016 – keep doing more of this stuff, and maybe change my career… 🙂

L xx

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8 thoughts on “Hoop Physio

  1. Hi Lisa. Impressive. I admire your determination. I didn’t know of your accident, and the challenges you faced. I did the hip thing with a hoola hoop as a child. Thanks for sharing the hoop’s wider potential. Will look out for one and use it in addition to daily streching exercises.

    • Thank you! There are a number of hoop instructors online who also make custom hoops so you might find one not too far from you for delivery (or enquire at a class if there is one locally), or check out ebay?? 🙂 xx

      • Will do. Thinking this morning, there’s healing beauty in roundness, the sun, the moon, the good old clockface, the village pond … no edges 🙂

      • I’ve just been recommended ‘hoopswhirled.com’ in the UK as a custom hoop maker – planning to order one for an I.T/exercise client later! 🙂

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