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From plantar fasciitis to knee pain, hip and low back pain, mid back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, tension headaches and more.
The pain you’re feeling right now is happening in an area of vulnerability, which is not the same as the SOURCE of pain.
Your area of vulnerability depends on your posture and daily habits - such as how you sit, stand, what you do for work and whether or not you have kids that you hold or carry on your hips. Then there's your injury history, sports you played as a kid or young adult, current activities, unhealed traumas and nervous system patterns.
Some people experience debilitating plantar fasciitis or heel pain as a result of pelvic instability when they continue activities that require being on their feet - like hiking, running, weight training or jobs that necessitate standing all day (like teaching or assembly work).
Other people experience knee pain, mid back or shoulder pain due to complex full body activities like climbing mountains, yoga, Olympic lifting or holding children.
Many people, perhaps the vast majority, experience pain in or near their low back - in their hips, piriformis/glute area, QL/low back soft tissue, SI joint/tailbone etc. This is because you have more nociceptors here (nerve receptors responsible for detecting danger, aka “pain receptors”) than anywhere else in your body.
If your central nervous system (spine) was ever severed, you'd die instantly. This is why it gets priority protection status from the brain and body.
A stable spine needs a stable BASE (aka, pelvis). Those nociceptors are so rich in your low back for one primary reason: to detect danger to your spine and communicate that danger to you (with a pain signal).
Your body must be able to communicate with your brain and vice versa at all times.
This is why so many pain patterns can be traced back to pelvic instability, which can manifest as anything from Achilles tendonitis and digestive issues to tension headaches and foot cramps. Your body compensates until it can't anymore.
I'm here to guide you every step of the way.
This topic is very personal to me.
In 2013 I was told by a chiropractor that the cause of my mid back pain was due to my left glute not firing. A million lightbulbs went off in my head, about myself and all of my private practice clients.
I asked him "Why do glutes stop firing?" He replied "I don't know, they just stop sometimes."
That answer didn't satisfy me, and I went on a years long quest to understand why muscles stop firing.
I was able to answer that question about glutes for myself and my clients (and got them firing!), but my mid back pain persisted.
It wasn't until fall 2019 that I realized my low back posture (lordosis) and an unhealed injury to my tailbone (from a fall roller skating in 1997) were seriously inhibiting my lower abdominals.
When I released my low back and tailbone/glute fascia...my deep core immediately activated; my ribs stopped flaring out; my breathing got easier; and my abdominal muscles finally relaxed (inhibited muscles are often overstretched and fatigued).
I'm now 100% confident I can help YOU solve your pelvic instability. I had to solve mine first.GET STARTED
Elena shares her journey with solving pelvic instability.
When you're in pain, it's hard to think clearly. And since you will be your own deceive on this journey (with my help), phase 1 is about getting you some fast relief so you can free up for brain for the real work: finding the root cause. You'll also learn some important pain science (in plain English) that everyone who owns a body should know (this is like user's manual 101 stuff). This is designed to help you make sense of your pain so it stops feeling scary.
This phase is about figuring out WHY you’re in pelvic instability. You'll learn what's causing your hip imbalances, and which muscles are inhibited (if any): gluteus medius, gluteus Maximus or your lower abdominals. You’ll assess your posture, gait and other factors that could contribute to deep core inhibition (like lordosis, abdominal or low back surgeries, tailbone injuries etc). Finally - your pain and your BODY will begin to make sense to you!
Your POWER center lies in your pelvis: strong glutes, strong abdominals and a fluid spine = stable HIPS capable of enormous energy (life and movement) potential. It's time to ACTIVATE those muscles that have been inhibited! During phase 3 you will also reinforce these new patterns through fascia release, which helps your brain realize you're taking care of the root cause for good.
I'll help you feel certain your inhibited muscles are ACTUALLY firing. If they're not, you could still be compensating. Once your inhibited muscles are activating again, and your brain realizes your spine is no longer in danger, it’s time to strengthen these muscles AND bring them into full body movements. It’s also time to TEST your newfound pelvic stability against your favorite activities - can you bring a stable spine and pelvis to hiking, running, yoga, CrossFit, biking, backpacking...whatever your favorite activities are! This is the most critical time for being objective, because you may need to go back to some fascia release and activation before jumping back into regular life. But if you’re willing to be a little patient and committed here, you’ll be rewarded with integration (and a pain-free body) that actually LASTS.
By now you should have some understand of your pain psychology, your pain triggers and that pain is your best ally for freedom. You’re now in MAINTENANCE MODE, but that doesn't mean complacency. This is about integrating what you've learned into your active lifestyle. You may need to repeat steps 2 and 3 a few times. You may need to dig into your fears of pain or freedom a bit more, before getting completely free. Your body is always talking to you, trying to find balance and freedom. Pain is a request for change. Once you make those changes permanent, your body will thank you with fluidity and freedom.
Library of 50+ fascia release techniques (there's even an eyeball release for tension headaches and eye strain!)
John shares his journey with solving pelvic instability.
What TOOLS do you need to participate? Just a few basics at minimum, and some optional ones as listed below.
Are you more afraid of FREEDOM...or pain? I've found that most of us are more afraid of freedom than pain, because our pain is often familiar (especially if you've been in chronic pain). There's a mind-body connection here as well, and if you have trauma patterns in your nervous system they might be keeping you stuck and in pain no matter which method you try to use to help your body. This course walks you through my inquiry process to uncover your SUBCONSCIOUS fears - the ones you may not even realize are driving your sabotaging behaviors.
We'd like to say "forever" - but that's a long time. You'll have access as long as Mobility Mastery has a presence online (which we hope is a long time). If we ever take the course down you'll get a lot of notice.
The COURSE CONTENT is all pre-recorded video that you can watch on your own time. There are additional live Zoom calls to support you through this process. You do not have to attend anything live, and you can take this whole course at your own pace if you life.
I wish I could help everyone individually by email. There are hundreds of students inside my online courses and I can't help everyone privately. I sometimes offer private Zoom consultations for $200/hr. If you ever want to schedule with my privately, please email [email protected] to find out if I have any availability.
YES. The course comes with 5 LIVE Zoom Q&A calls where you can ask questions and get support. If you can't attend live, you can watch the replays.
Yes, there is a payment plan for 3 monthly payments of $277.
This course is designed as a 5 week program in order for you to learn the 5 phases one week at a time. But these resources and tools are here for you to use for a lifetime. You'll learn how to take care of your body for LIFE, so ideally this is an investment in preventing any pain in the future.
All you need are a few essentials - a foam roller and basketball ideally. Optional tools (that you will need for the pain playlists to get immediate pain relief) include other fascia release tools like a lacrosse ball, tennis ball, softball, peanut ball. For the activation and strength portion, you don't need props but it would helpful to have a small resistance band, one kettlebell and a chair.
There are some conditions that would make this course either challenging or impossible. If you can't get up and down off the floor or hold yourself up on a foam roller (on your forearms), this may not be the best course for you. If you've recently had surgery or very recently received a cortisone injection, this probably isn't the right course for you. If you're on serious pain medication, this isn't the best course for you. If you have ANY concerns, please check with your doctor, PT or whoever you trust for medical advice.
Your results will depend on your level of commitment and follow-through, and also on your body's own timing. I don't claim this work is easy and I can't guarantee results (because I don't know your current injury history, work ethic or medication status which could all impact your results). But what I teach you DOES WORK - if you do. If you watch the course material, implement my suggestions and attend the live zoom calls to get your questions answered, I feel really confident you'll get a great result. My primary mission is to help you lose your FEAR of pain (or fear of freedom), so you can do your healing work without being challenged by your own nervous system. If you have a history of trauma, fear, chronic pain, traumatic injuries etc, the Lose Your Fear of Pain portion of the course will be really helpful for you.
If you start this course and you're not satisfied with the content or quality, email us within 14 DAYS and we'll refund you in full.
Unfortunately, we can't offer refunds beyond the 14 day trial period, so make sure to start the course right away in order to decide if this program feels right for you.