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Chronic Pain, Posture, Wellness

Headache Hacks

With spring in full swing I'm hearing and seeing a lot of you complain about headaches. Just like everything else regarding pain and dysfunction in our society- headaches are something that we've come to normalize. Not only do I hear routine complaints about headaches and migraines- I've also had people get defensive as if it's… Continue reading Headache Hacks

Chronic Pain, Wellness

FYI: Myofascial Cupping 101

Myofascial cupping is a therapeutic technique derived from ancient chinese therapeutics used thousands of years ago. It also resembles someone post octopus attack, and has been spotted (no pun intended) on many high level athletes. Similarly to how Kinesiotape (we’ll discuss this next time!) became mainstream after it was seen on a few olympic athletes,… Continue reading FYI: Myofascial Cupping 101

Athletic Therapy, Biomechanics, Chronic Pain, Free Workouts, Posture, Wellness

Knee pain: It’s not complicated (usually)

After seeing an older woman in the clinic the other day a few weeks into her post-knee replacement rehabilitation- her daughter approached me stating she knew she was headed in the same direction as here mom (aka, was already having knee and hip pain in her life) and wanted to know if there was anything… Continue reading Knee pain: It’s not complicated (usually)

Free Workouts, health, nutrition, Self-Development, Weight Loss, Wellness

5 Simple Health Hacks for 2018

Resolutions are overrated. Building habits and setting smart goals are what its really all about. Sorry if I'm killing your #newyearnewme vibes. The truth is that resolutions made this time of year are generally not accomplished by 80% of us lowly humans. The problem with habits is that they take time and effort, and that… Continue reading 5 Simple Health Hacks for 2018

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Wishful Thinking or Panic?

What do you think?

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The policies on how we manage low back pain are changing. A new revision to international guidelines in low back pain management will be leading GPs in a new direction when it comes to the initial treatment of a very common condition. Here is the link to the article explaining the revision.

To summarize, the new recommendations point docs towards utilizing movement prescription, yoga, meditation, physical therapies, and psychological therapies INSTEAD or, at least before, using pain medications, or more invasive procedures (like surgery/injections) are commonly prescribed.

This is in response to the growing body of evidence suggesting that pain medications are ineffective in the treatment of low back pain, and the existing, staggering, body of evidence supporting exercise prescription in majority of today’s chronic conditions.

Without delving too far into the complexities of pain management and chronic pain.. it’s safe to say it takes more then either a pharmaceutical…

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Athletic Therapy, Biomechanics, Chronic Pain, Conditioning, Equestrian, Free Workouts, Motor Learning, strength training, Weight Loss, Wellness

At your age…

Here's a fun tidbit I hear OFTEN second hand from clients after their friends/family/peers find out what their training and therapy plans consist of... "At your age, should you really be lifting weights?" "Isn't weight training dangerous for your joints? Does that really help you feel better?" "Aren't you worried about getting injured again?" "I… Continue reading At your age…

Athletic Therapy, Biomechanics, Chronic Pain, Conditioning, Equestrian, Motor Learning, Posture, Weight Loss, Wellness

If it ain’t broke.. The right way to move

Is there a correct way to move? This is a question that has plagued therapists, trainers, and clients since the age of time. Actually.. probably not that long. The evolution of health and movement is one to be admired- in that, we've gone from quadruped beings, to walking, running, bipedal masterpieces, to what we are… Continue reading If it ain’t broke.. The right way to move

Athletic Therapy, Chronic Pain, Wellness

5 Reasons Why Integrative Movement is Different

Just a few reasons to separate us from the pack...

Athletic Therapy, Chronic Pain, Wellness

5 Reasons Why Integrative Movement is Different

Just a few reasons to separate us from the pack...

Athletic Therapy, Chronic Pain, Conditioning, nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness

Baby Steps

Health shifts are HARD. I often warn clients that it's going to seem like the tiniest baby steps forward, and progress won't always be blatantly obvious.. until it is. I've had the perfect example of one of those "until it is" situations the last little bit. A long time training client decided to join me… Continue reading Baby Steps