"I’m going to share a story with you. This is just one small example of the power of the mind and how it can either hold you back or propel you forward.
I have a client that I have been working with for several months. When she first came to us, she had a very hard time moving in life, let alone exercising. After a serious car accident about 20 years ago, she was left with a crushed pelvis and nerve damage on her right side. After meeting her, we determined that one-on-one training was going to be the best option.
It was slow in the beginning; just learning to activate muscles and working on basic movement patterns. One thing we worked on was stairs. Years ago, as an undergrad, I learned a simple little phrase to help our athletes who were learning to use crutches and/or had lower body injuries: "Up with the good, down with the bad." For years she always wanted to use her left side to do everything, so I applied this phrase to help her come down the stairs. After a few weeks, we no longer needed to use the phrase and had actually begun to climb and descend the stairs with a normal gait pattern. The problem was, though, that the reference of good and bad continued..." Read the rest in our blog. » Link in bio