The Threat Bucket, CNS & so much more

Dr Cobbs Video on the Threat Bucket

The Central Nervous is always trying to protect you, it is always looking for threats, its job is to keep you safe but most times it works against us.

  • Hierarchy of the CNS per DR Cobb
    • Eyes
    • Vestibular
    • Joint Range of Motion  Giving the CNS information of the joint
  • The below are my two which I place on top of list!
    • Scars – which is an unresolved threat unless corrected
    • Breathing

Clearing up on how the brain maps any of the above improves strength and flexibility.

Clients come in with limited range of motion and most times just a pencil push up, eye circles, vestibular works improves flexibility which also works on strength.

 

Scars

The Dolphin Neurostim works magic on the CNS by resolving how the CNS responds to scars.   Watch  Video on scar work with the dolphin

 

 

 

The Foot

We have thousands of movement receptors on the bottom of our feet. it’s time to take off your shoes . This way, your foot can feel where you are in space and send up cues accordingly. The better quality of foot movement, the better the cues the rest of the body will receive.

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At each spot above 33% of your weight should be distributed in a standing position, that information tells your brain where to activate muscles. If you are doing squats and your weight is in the forefoot you brain is not activating your back posterior chain. Credit Strongfirst. 

 

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Above is the proper walking pattern to have your muscles above work accordingly to the phase of the gait. Credit Gary Ward Anatomy in Motion.

http://kristinmarvinfitness.com/orthotics-or-not-our-limiting-foot-beliefs-are-hurting-us/

Per Dr. Spina orthotics, shoes with too much cushion and support is like a back splint and actually weakens the foot. Amazing foot exercises here from Dr Spina.

Flip Flops are also a bad movement pattern maker! Toe flexors are over working, the CNS turns off the back chain esp the neck extensors.   Video coming soon~!

 

Breathing

 Nasal Breathing Home Program BY Lois Laynee Restorative Breathing.  Exhale is when the brain gets the good stuff Oxycontin,  dopamine and oxygen.  Longer exhale is better for the brain!  Steps 2-4 is what integrates the deeper breathing system is the CNS. 

  1. “LOIS” breathing (for 3-5 minutes)
    1. Lips Together
    2. “O” shaped mouth, tongue up on the roof of your mouth, teeth apart
    3. Inhale and exhale through the nose
    4. Silent breathing (block ears) Earplugs are best.
    5. Keep eyes parallel to the floor on all steps
    6. If you clench, grind tmj ask me about how to use a straw
    7. Think in 3 out for 6 – silent breathing helps with this
    8. If you feel like your tongue does not feel right on top of your mouth ask me about what to do, because your palate could be facilitated.
  2. Bobble/Toes Up-Chin up
    1. Inhale, lift toes up then tip head back
    2. Exhale point toes down, tip head back down to starting position
    3. Repeat 3 times
  3. Pelvic Rock
    1. Inhale, arch your back
    2. Exhale, pull belly button to spine
    3. Repeat 3 times Hum after each exhale and swallow
  1. Cross Connect
    1. Inhale, hand on head
    2. Exhale, opposite hand to opposite knee
    3. Return to starting position
    4. Repeat 3 times on each side Hum after each exhale and swallow

*** Can be done in all positions including lying on back, sitting, standing, on all fours (and others) Do what is comfortable to you to start and then try a new position.

When you are ready hum and swallow after each exhale.

When eyes are parallel to the floor pick a color you want to breathe in while breathing. Some colors are easier then others.

Hyoid issue when your eyes are wondering around. Ask me how to fix.

Are you ready for The nodd?

Dr Lissa Rankin one of the best google talks, eyes closed, exhale think safe or peace 10 min like and hour of meditation

Weighing down the diaphragm gives the brain information on how to move the diaphragm and also give you comfort. Order here.