"...I have been able to do my weekend runs with no pain."
This was part of an email I received from a Reflex Functional Fitness client who signed up for a free Neuro Scan at an Open House event we participated in several months ago.
With another open house event approaching on Saturday, October 13th at Reflex, I wanted to share her story, as it may provide benefit to others.
Before diving in, let me rewind and explain a little more about the Neuro Scan process for open house events. The Neuro Scan allows you to pin-point protective mechanisms in the body that are contributing to your:
We love providing these scans at events because it allows you to receive a type of immediate feedback that you won't get anywhere else. The Premier team then sends you a few personalized Neuro Activation Exercises that will help attack (and potentially solve) what's causing your pain and discomfort.
These targeted, ultra-specific exercises are the "first line of defense" that we deploy to take care of the issue at hand. If the exercises do not take care of the issue (or clients want to accelerate the process), we welcome them to come in to our clinic to go through a more intensive Neuro Therapy assessment.
So this story begins with a Reflex member named Smitha. Smitha was one of the really interesting cases at Reflex that day - she came over to our therapy tables reporting knee pain.
During the Neuro Scan process, we found an incredible amount of sensitivity in the calves, ankles, and feet. This indicates that the muscles and/or nerves in Smitha's feet are not functioning properly, limiting her ability to perform at her best or without pain.
Needless to say, Smitha was deeply intrigued by these sensations. With a puzzled look on her face, she asked to search the other leg, which was not experiencing knee pain.
I was equally as intrigued by what might be going on in the left leg, so I decided to spend a few extra minutes with her and check it out. To Smitha's surprise, the left calf, ankle, and foot ended up registering just as much sensitivity as the right.
Smitha shared how interesting the findings were because her feet presented an intense ache every night. After asking her how long symptoms have been around for, she shared that this has been a nightly occurrence for years. Smitha also added that she ran a half-marathon in 2013 and it's possible the half-marathon was what triggered the discomfort.
To recap the findings of the Neuro Scan, she started the scan believing she had a problem in her knee. What we found during the scan was that the problem in her knee was actually being caused by foot issues that had been around for years.
While most any other practitioner would have quickly recommended a collection of quad exercises for Smitha's knee pain, our Neuro Scan process quickly identified she actually needed to work on the feet and calves to solve the problem.
In all likelihood, quad exercises would have provided very little benefit, and Smitha's knee pain would have continued to be a mystery.
After finishing up at Reflex, I emailed Smitha a few exercises specific to our findings. Several weeks later, I reached out to see how things were going and received the following reply:
This message blew me away. I was sure the exercises could help Smitha, but I was more impressed by Smitha's continued analytical approach to solving her knee problem.
She took it upon herself to use the information provided to her during the scan, learn and do the recommended exercises, discover limitations in the exercises, think about how it relates to her existing movement patterns, and then actually make a change. It was really incredible.
This weekend, I'm looking forward to helping more people learn about the limitations in their bodies. We'll be back at Reflex Functional Fitness in Federal Hill offering Neuro Scans during their Open House event on 10/13 from 8 AM - 12 PM.
The owner of Reflex, Reese Ashe, and his awesome team of trainers will be offering two FREE high energy, high intensity interval training (HIIT) classes.
If free Neuro Scans and HIIT classes aren't enough, there will also be an opportunity to win a FREE month of personal training at Reflex to jump start your fitness journey and $100 Amazon gift card.
Click here to book your Neuro Scan or sign up for the Single Leg Squat Challenge and chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card:
If you would like to participate in one of the group HIIT classes, feel free to email me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org!
If you are a gym owner, business owner, or even work at a performance facility of any kind and are interested in having us drop-in to provide your members, clients, or employees with a day of neuro scans, please don't hesitate to email email@example.com or call (410) 929-0642.
About the Author
Evan Lewis is a nationwide leader in Neuro Therapy and founded the Baltimore area's only specialist Neuro Therapy facility.
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