This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
skater begins spinning faster and faster because less energy is needed to rotate the body. This balance, though, is a delicate one: the moment we shift from the vertical, gravity starts pulling at our structures and our muscles become engaged in a permanent war with each other trying to keep us upright. After a while, the body fatigues and chronic pain sets in.


How do these imbalances originate?


The ways are endless, but let’s take an example. Say at age seven you fall from a tree and injure your foot. Your parents rush you to the hospital where your foot is examined and X-rays show that nothing is broken. The doctor says that you’ve simply sprained your ankle and in a few weeks you’ll be good as new. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief and you are taken home. But while the injured ankle is healing, you subconsciously shift your weight to the opposite leg, which grows


6


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34