Friday, 5 August 2011

Root Cause Analysis At The BSO

I am delighted with the progress of my shoulder - it really has improved significantly since I started going to the  British School of Osteopathy (BSO). I went again yesterday and I was treated by one of the final year students who was accompanied by two of her colleagues.

While I was being treated we got into conversation about how I had injured myself. I explained again about the EZ bar and using dumbells instead because of the way the EZ bar moves in my hands. Most of the people I have spoken to about my shoulder know what an EZ bar is, but no one has understood the problem. Even Marco couldn't grasp what I meant.

One of the students yesterday did understand the problem and he was able to explain to me how to handle an EZ bar so that it doesn't roll around as I move into position. By the end of the session it was clear that he had been a personal trainer before training as an osteopath - he's going to have a really useful mix of skills!

We talked about techniques for handling weights and planning exercises. Some of which I knew and some not. He recommends using low weights until my shoulder is strong again. He talked about the advisability and benefits of rotator cuff exercises - it was nice to be able to tell him they were already part of the plan.

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