Thursday, July 9, 2009

Putting the squeeze on

The Roo-girl has had some problems with back pain.

This is probably inherently obvious, considering the kinds of things she does to her body on a regular basis.

But after a foray with a chiropractor (I know people swear by 'em, but I was weirded out by the whole thing), therapeutic massage (worked REALLY well!) and, ultimately, a visit to an actual primary care physician, we have determined it is basically muscle strain.

And she was referred for physical therapy.

A few exercises and some tricks on how to get out of bed in the morning were the first order of the day.

Interestingly, she was told that one leg is a little shorter than the other -- because her pelvis is slightly tilted out of alignment. Wonder how THAT could be?

Ah well, anyway, the guy in charge of her treatment explained a simple exercise that she could do to untilt herself on her own, plus a few other things to strengthen her core.

I had been sitting off to the side, quietly minding my own beeswax.

Until he described yet another exercise.

"Squeeze your muscles together like you are stopping the flow of urine," he told her.

And I promptly fell out of the chair laughing.

Yes, my daughter has been instructed to do Kegel exercises.

I do have to say that it took ALL my self-control not to tell her that her husband would appreciate it later.


Burgh Baby said...

Thanks for the reminder to do some kegals! Kegaling . . . kegaling . . . kegaling . . . What? Was that TMI?

Hope it all works for Roo!

LceeL said...

I have been doing man kegels for years. *Ahem* There ARE benefits. I'm just sayin'.

Kila said...

I'll admit I don't do mine. Hope Roo keeps up the exercises and they help.

T with Honey said...

I don't think I could have shown that kind of restraint. The comment would have made its way out of my mouth. hee hee!

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Ahhhhh ha ha ha ha! That's hilarious! Totally and completely, kegels! Did he TELL her they were kegels?

And Lceel is right...there are indeed benefits.

I have to admit though, that looking at that photo of Roo-girl mid-routine made my own pelvis pop and not in an entirely pleasant way. Ouch. Oh to be young and limber again.

And thank to your recent comment over at the asylum, I've been killing myself trying to remember the name of my stinkin' first grade teacher. If my mom weren't in Israel I'd ask her, because she remembers everything, unlike her daughter. Oh well, if I can remember (seeing as how it's obvious I have a poor memory) to ask her when she gets back, I will. Otherwise it's going to make me crazy.

Janet said...

I did those SO faithfully during both pregnancies. Completely useless in the end.

Sarah said...

LOL! Kegels!! Woohoo! I wish I'd done more whenI was preggers...but that's another story for another day ;)

Suzanne said...

That is just TOO funny.

(Just make sure she doesn't see the thing about the woman in Russia who has really worked those muscles to the point that she can hold 14 kgs of balls)

karisma said...

LOL, now you've got me doing them! The Roo girl is simply gorgeous!

nikki said...

It's never too early to start.

At least I think that might be the appropriate response.

Indigo said...

(Chuckling) I'm still laughing. (Hugs)Indigo

Karen said...

Oh my word, hysterical.

Jaina said...

LMAO. Too funny. I hope her back keeps getting better.

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