Caring for Yourself: A Maintenance and Prevention Strategy Part 4b: Movement

This post is a continuation in a series on establishing a Maintenance and Prevention Strategy, and may be best understood by reading prior related posts.

This has been a long time coming, and I’m excited to finally be able to share this Movement Assessment Video with you. I tried writing out all of these movements and explaining how to do them, how far you should be able to move, etc., etc. It went on and on and I almost lost my mind! I finally decided to just make a video and walk you through it all, so HERE IT IS! Allow yourself a little over 16 minutes to complete it.

Colleen Whiteford in her movement assessment video
This video walks you through normal movements that I consider essential, and how to check yourself for any problems in performing them. Photo and video courtesy of Bill Whiteford.

How do you stack up? Do you have any items on your “check engine” list? (I have to acknowledge my good friend and colleague, Larry Steinbeck, for that one.) Most of us do. What should you do to address shortcomings? You have lots of options, and I’ll go there in the next post. Thanks for watching and reading!

Wishing you health and joy!


Published by Colleen Murphy Whiteford

I am a physiotherapist, graduate of Saint Louis University Class of 1984. I married my best friend and business partner, Bill, who is also a physiotherapist, in 1988. We have worked together all these years - an example of God's grace! Together we started Appalachian Physical Therapy which continues to thrive. I am a big believer in the power of touch, the manual therapies, and treating holistically. There are many alternatives to medications, surgeries, and testing, but people are often uninformed. My perspective emphasizes the role of the connective tissues including the fascia. Lack of attention to this structure is the source of many physical ailments - our bodies are truly fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139)! I am passionate about helping people of all ages and diagnoses maximize their health, and empowering them to understand their role in management and prevention of problems.

One thought on “Caring for Yourself: A Maintenance and Prevention Strategy Part 4b: Movement

  1. Excellent video…………. great job Colleen. Good information, easy to understand and do.

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