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Old 05-23-2009, 04:02 PM   #3
Christian Mason
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Re: Training a 65 year old with sciatic nerve issues

I appreciate the feedback. Unfortunately I don't think these are reasonable options for her given her current living circumstances.

I've gotten her eating Paleo(ish) and she drives 20 miles a few times a week to stock up on fruit and veggies. A full grocery trip is closer to an hour and a half drive. I don't think the hesitation with rolfing, active release and the like is so much money as her not having easy access to it.

I believe there is also some disc degeneration in her lower back, and she's very reluctant to try chiropractic and the like without having a full medical workout first

It's pretty far from an ideal situation, but she does seem more open to suggestions than most.
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