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Photo of the Month
Green space, water, sail boats and the bridge--
all in one shot! Photo by Elsa Lorenzo
A tree grows in Beechhurst…
Photo by Michael Goode
A wonderful early dawn photo (we should get
up earlier!) Photo by Joe Hollander
WWW.QNS.COM | OCTOBER 2019 | CRYDER POINT COURIER 11
BY JILL DAVIS
Congratulations to October’s Photo
of the Month winner, Penny Friedman!
This picture made me laugh. In case
you haven’t heard, seagulls were, ahem,
flocking to the dock and taking a comfy
seat and causing quite a mess. Our
crackerjack management team installed
thin wire around the top of the railings
so they can’t sit down (look closely at
the photo and you can see the wire).
Well, Penny caught one determined
seagull who apparently didn’t care
about our strategy to keep them away.
Thanks to contributors Marsha Gellert,
Michael Goode, Joe Hollander
and Elsa Lorenzo who all took fantastic
pictures for us to enjoy. I’m looking
forward to what I hope will be colorful
fall photos for the community to share,
so please keep your phone or camera
charged and ready to go.
A reminder about the contest rules:
The photographer must be a resident
of Cryder Point, and all photos must of
the property or of a view from the property.
They also must be current, that is,
taken no more than a couple of months
before you submit them.
Any description of where you were on
the property, the day of week or time of
day…any details that you can provide
which bring your neighbors into the
moment of the photo…are eagerly welcomed.
Submit your pictures to jdavis@qns.
com and yours might be selected to be
featured in the paper. Please be sure to
put “Cryder Point Photo” in the subject
line of your email and include the full
name of the photographer and an approximate
date of the picture.
How well do you move?
BY STAN KUPCHENKO, PT, DPT, CMPT, CCI
Stan Kupchenko is a former staffer at
Elite Amenity Management and is now a
Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified
Manual Physical Therapist. Stan firmly
believes in patient-centered holistic care
and strives to change the face of healthcare
as we know it. Last month, Stan shared his
advice on checking our aches and pains.
In this article, he follows up on how we
can check our ease of movement. Thanks,
Following up on making sure our bodies
are operating in an optimal fashion,
checking in with ourselves to see how
we move is something that not only reinforces
mindfulness with movement but
makes sure we stay on top things before
When was the last time you really asked
yourself “How well do I move?” Sure, you
can probably move, but what is the quality
of that motion? More important, how do
we assess that quality?
We all live for the most part in one
plane of motion: forward and backward
(also known as the sagittal plane), but we
seldom utilize the transverse plane (the
one that gives us rotation and is vital for
everyday functions such walking). Limitations
in rotational movements will trickle
over into the other planes of motion, affecting
your ability to run, walk, or even
survive an eight-hour session of sitting at
a desk. Our bodies crave movement and
the movement we deprive it of most is
rotation. Restoring that rotation can do
wonders for quality of motion everywhere
else and truth be told, it just feels good.
Using a simple functional task, you can
break down the quality of motion you’re
getting through your body and how well
you’re moving at your joints. Let’s start
easy and check our rotation.
In a standing position, rotate first your
head to one direction (left or right), assess
how it feels and how far you get;
next, rotate your shoulders to the same
direction followed by your trunk, pelvis,
hips, knees and ankles. Then reverse directions
and see if both sides match up.
Assess what feels tight and what is working
most. Are you limited in one direction
versus the other? If so, the muscular
tug of war going on in your body is an
One great way to help address this is
including a simple mobility routine into
your day. The great thing is, the assessment
can become the treatment. Pick the
direction or segment of rotation (neck,
shoulders, trunk, hips etc.) you were most
limited or restricted in and get to its end
range. Take 5 deep breaths and on the exhale
of each, try to get a little further into
that rotation. At the end slowly rotate out
of the position and reassess.
You might find incorporating just one
movement into your day can provide you
with some relief. If not, at least you’ve
taken 5 deep breaths before the stresses
of life come crashing back down on you!
No problem, I’ll just stand, thank you. Photo by Penny Friedman
One lonely goose egg…
Photo by Michael Goode
Marsha’s timing is always perfect to catch the
boats going by! Photo by Marsha Gellert