We were fortunate to share our evaluation with the many members of the ABR international team from South America, Europe, Canada, Hong Kong and a guest and friend from Hawaii.
|Sharon Dzialo, Leonid Blyum (developer), Annie LaChaud (Director ABR Canada),|
Sarah Lee (Director ABR Singapore), Diane Vincentz (Director ABR Demnark),
Gavin Broomes (ABR , Argentina) review Leonid's photo records from
the past years.
|Leonid explains how Adam's respiratory compartments have expanded from the upper thorax|
to the lower thorax...a deeper breathing, which also brings up and out years of
accumulated "gunk" in the lungs. Not pretty to look at, but it's a transformational landscape
based upon excavation of submerged and rigid structures. This "archaeological dig" takes
years to extract the vertebral column and unglue intercostals, but it is working its magic.
|Ball rolling along the vertebral column and also along the illiac-sacral triangle|
has allowed Adam to sit more squarely in the chair for longer periods of time.
|Gavin Broomes (Argentina) and Sarah Lee (Singapore) video|
Adam's evaluation by Leonid for training purposes at their respective
|Leonid examining upper thoracic division developing in|
Adam's C-7 and shoulder blade areas which need further
"excavation" and extraction for core stability
The evaluation highlighted many positive changes in Adam's core strength, head stability, respiratory capacity (especially in the lower thoracic areas), increases in the spaces between the vertebra in the dural column, and a stabilization of the pre-existing pelvic tilt.
Also the evaluation indicates that work needs to continue on the intercostals, dural tube, area between C-7 and the shoulder blade, the occipital area, and the space between C-7 and the should blade. Much emphasis will be also placed on the anterior thorax and continuing work on the illac-sacral triangle.
Interesting to note is the fact that in a traumatic brain injury the body loses its motor map, which needs to be regained. Two legs are treated as one because of the loss of a motor mapping; two arms lack differentiation and compartmentalization...many projects to work on. The latter notions seem to be consistent with the theory and work of Anat Baniel who trained with Moshe Feldenkrais. This is another piece of the complexity of Traumatic Brain Injury: the body needs to re-learn its motor map.
The following post will focus on the prescriptions and exercises for the next six months.