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Julie..a question.

Posted by Sandy H. on 3/28/02 at 04:26 (077810)

Hi Julie, there are two books with the same title as your one on Amazon ''Office Yoga''. What is your surname or (if u are shy) what are the first and last few letters! Thanks, Sandy.

Re: Julie..a question.

Julie on 3/28/02 at 06:55 (077816)

It's 'Julie Friedeberger', Sandy. I hope you can find the book, and if you do, that you'll enjoy it.

Re: Julie..a question.

Sandy H. on 3/28/02 at 23:11 (077920)

I am a journalist with a back problem that I think causes my PF (hip and legs malaligned) so working on all the core stability stuff while I rest my feet.

Re: Sandy: Office Yoga

Julie on 3/29/02 at 06:02 (077934)

Sandy, if you have no luck with Amazon.com, try

http://dogbert.abebooks.com/abe/BookSearch

They list 10 copies available from various used book dealers. As it's out of print, apart from the Motilal Banarsidass edition which may be difficult to get hold of, ABE may be your best bet.

The first chapter is all about sitting correctly, and I think it would be useful to you.

What else are you doing for your back?

Re: Sandy: Office Yoga

Sandy H. on 3/29/02 at 18:02 (077995)

Also seen a chiropractor three times which helped. Actually all the exercises I do pretty much sorted out the constant pain I used to have in my back two years ago until now it is sort of 'there' but not really a bother. Apparently though you don't have to have pain in your back for your posture to upset other stuff. I'm also going to checkout this physio who specialises in hip alignment. McCulloch in London said my feet are quite normal but the leg length discrepancy and signs of something 'neurological' wrong are worth noting and chiropractor said a bit of a subluxation at L4. Anyway it took me a year to investigate this avenue so if anyone else is reading it is worth checking this out as well as just the 'arch' question I think.

Re: Sandy: Office Yoga

Julie on 3/30/02 at 01:27 (078014)

Yes, the back is always worth checking out when something is out of kilter further down. The body doesn't conveniently divide itself up in neat parcels for specialists, though specialists seem often to think it does. And posture affects everything, whether or not pain is present.

I've forgotten where you are? Hong Kong?

Re: Sandy: Office Yoga

sandy h on 4/01/02 at 21:57 (078221)

yep but relatives still in UK. if all this fails i may take up mcculloch's offer of orthotics even though i've tried and failed with two other pairs from other pods that he thought unsuitable. he didn't think i was wrong trying to go without either though which was nice.

Re: Sandy: Office Yoga

Julie on 4/02/02 at 00:37 (078228)

Yes, Ron is anything but dictatorial: he's all for his patients having their own views on their problems. That's always a good sign in a doctor, and it was one of the things I liked best about him. The orthotics he casted me for proved just right, and I've been wearing them happily for over a year, so if you decide to go for them you'll probably be all right.

A word of warning, though. He casts them himself, but has them made in the States, believing, I guess, that Americans do these things better (which, as an American, albeit lapsed, I'm not about to disagree with). So if they were to need adjustments, you'd be out of luck. Mine didn't, fortunately, but I knew I was taking a chance.

You could find, if you decide to go ahead with orthotics, that in correcting your gait they make a real difference to your back.

Re: Julie..a question.

Julie on 3/28/02 at 06:55 (077816)

It's 'Julie Friedeberger', Sandy. I hope you can find the book, and if you do, that you'll enjoy it.

Re: Julie..a question.

Sandy H. on 3/28/02 at 23:11 (077920)

I am a journalist with a back problem that I think causes my PF (hip and legs malaligned) so working on all the core stability stuff while I rest my feet.

Re: Sandy: Office Yoga

Julie on 3/29/02 at 06:02 (077934)

Sandy, if you have no luck with Amazon.com, try

http://dogbert.abebooks.com/abe/BookSearch

They list 10 copies available from various used book dealers. As it's out of print, apart from the Motilal Banarsidass edition which may be difficult to get hold of, ABE may be your best bet.

The first chapter is all about sitting correctly, and I think it would be useful to you.

What else are you doing for your back?

Re: Sandy: Office Yoga

Sandy H. on 3/29/02 at 18:02 (077995)

Also seen a chiropractor three times which helped. Actually all the exercises I do pretty much sorted out the constant pain I used to have in my back two years ago until now it is sort of 'there' but not really a bother. Apparently though you don't have to have pain in your back for your posture to upset other stuff. I'm also going to checkout this physio who specialises in hip alignment. McCulloch in London said my feet are quite normal but the leg length discrepancy and signs of something 'neurological' wrong are worth noting and chiropractor said a bit of a subluxation at L4. Anyway it took me a year to investigate this avenue so if anyone else is reading it is worth checking this out as well as just the 'arch' question I think.

Re: Sandy: Office Yoga

Julie on 3/30/02 at 01:27 (078014)

Yes, the back is always worth checking out when something is out of kilter further down. The body doesn't conveniently divide itself up in neat parcels for specialists, though specialists seem often to think it does. And posture affects everything, whether or not pain is present.

I've forgotten where you are? Hong Kong?

Re: Sandy: Office Yoga

sandy h on 4/01/02 at 21:57 (078221)

yep but relatives still in UK. if all this fails i may take up mcculloch's offer of orthotics even though i've tried and failed with two other pairs from other pods that he thought unsuitable. he didn't think i was wrong trying to go without either though which was nice.

Re: Sandy: Office Yoga

Julie on 4/02/02 at 00:37 (078228)

Yes, Ron is anything but dictatorial: he's all for his patients having their own views on their problems. That's always a good sign in a doctor, and it was one of the things I liked best about him. The orthotics he casted me for proved just right, and I've been wearing them happily for over a year, so if you decide to go for them you'll probably be all right.

A word of warning, though. He casts them himself, but has them made in the States, believing, I guess, that Americans do these things better (which, as an American, albeit lapsed, I'm not about to disagree with). So if they were to need adjustments, you'd be out of luck. Mine didn't, fortunately, but I knew I was taking a chance.

You could find, if you decide to go ahead with orthotics, that in correcting your gait they make a real difference to your back.