Tag Archive for 'compensation patterns'

I’ve been swimming once a week for the past few months. Last week, as I finished, another patron was waiting for my lane. We exchanged hellos and he asked if the water was warm. “I don’t usually swim. I’m a runner.” But, this,” he said, motioning to a very swollen, purple ankle. Turns out, he […]

In my post Compensation, And Not the Money Kind, I wrote about how the body gets around deficiencies in strength and mobility by recruiting other parts of the body to accomplish the task at hand. While I am not trained sufficiently to identify many individualized compensation patterns, there are recurring ones I see in my […]

Regular readers know that I am studying to be a Restorative Exercise Specialist through Katy Bowman’s Restorative Exercise Institute.┬áNot surprisingly, I incorporate much of what I learn into the classes that I teach. Both through my RES studies and the work I’ve done independently, I’ve become fascinated by the compensation patterns that the body adopts. […]