Posture Help

This book is the foundation of all my exercise, how I move and live, probably the best book on posture ever written

 

 

DVD demonstrations of techniques in the 8 Steps book

 

this cushions teaches you to balance your head atop your neck properly, without strain 

traction your back gently

i enjoy briefly hanging upside down to preserve joint space and lengthen my spine, although not everyone with EDS does

 

Exercise

one of the best modalities for core strengthening 

vibration training stimulates muscle activation, collagen repair, bone strengthening, balance

another great tool for building core strength and bone density

light dumbbells engage small muscles, many reps with light weights builds muscle endurance. I like 4 lb hand weights. i work big muscles with trx or bodyweight exercise.

excellent set of dumbbell exercises

Da Vinci Imports

put on ankle weights while walking to build leg strength and bone density 

exercise using the weight of your own body

vibration training stimulates collagen repair

this weighted bar has rolling weights inside, to challenge stability in special ways, comes with exercises

the starting and stopping motion of kettlebells strengthens connective tissue

start with a very light kettlebell, higher a trainer to help you with form

nice set of kettlebell exercises

spend little time exercising for maximum results

never mind swimming, this book has excellent exercises for shoulder stabilization 

 

i always wanted to be a ballerina

the best foam roller I have ever owned, the ridges break down knots, so soft tissue can heal and function better

Reducing Pain

very interesting and effective meditations for pain relief

stimulates and re-regulates internal opiate system 

reduce pain, enhance healing

tens units have come a long way

Weight & Digestion

By Dr Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer

Losing weight is hard when you are chronically ill.this is a nicely paced, doable approach.

manage sensitive EDS digestion

Better Sleep

we are chronically salt depleted people

salt affects so much, including bone and joint health

14 lb weighted blanket knocks me into a deep sleep. joints may need some time to adjust to it.

side sleeper? i tuck this under my ribcage to take pressure off my shoulder