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Posture Therapy: A Bodyworker's Perspective egoscue method fai femoroacetabular impingement hip degeneration hip pain hip rehabilitation pain relief postural resoration intitute pri rolfing structural integration the pain free athlete May 07, 2019

Last summer, Elizabeth Lamoureux was diagnosed with Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) in her right hip. FAI creates abnormal contact and wear in the hip joint, between the ball—top of the femur (thigh bone)—and the socket—acetabulum (depression in the pelvic bone).

This...

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7 Easy Posture Tweaks kyphosis muscle tension posture alignment rounded shoulders sitting posture standing posture the pain free athlete Apr 30, 2019

Having pain-free, aligned posture doesn’t have to be hard. The following seven tweaks will start you on your way.

1. Stand at the wall
Since the wall provides a template of correct posture where all your load-bearing joints— ankles, knees, hips and shoulders—are aligned, this is...

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5 Lessons from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course breath meditation jon kabat-zinn mindful mindfulness pain relief presence stop stress management stress relief Mar 28, 2019

Do you. . .

Want to reduce your stress and increase your happiness? Crave a slower pace of life with time to relax and breathe? Suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, depression or disturbed sleep?

If you answered yes, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR, may be for you!

MBSR is an in-person...

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Strengthen Your Back and Glutes with the Bird Dog Exercise breathing and posture conditioning fitness hand leg opposite lift strength the pain free athlete yoga Feb 27, 2019

Although Bird Dog is an excellent exercise for strengthening the back and glutes, most people do it wrong. I counted three people performing the movement incorrectly during my short one-hour gym workout last week! Thus, I was inspired to write this blog.

The Problem
Here it is. Look at the first...

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What's your wellness breakthrough goal for 2019? health goals new years resolution the pain free athlete Jan 16, 2019

“If I [fill in the blank], my wellness would skyrocket, positively impacting several aspects of my health and life.”

Breakthrough goals are common in the business world. However, I had never heard the term until working with my coach on my goals for the new year. It is defined this...

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Breast Cancer: A Lesson in Self-Care cancer hope self-compassion the pain free athlete thriving Dec 20, 2018

What did I do wrong? 

This was the first question I asked myself when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Next, I soon asked, How could this happen to me? I have dedicated my personal and professional life to wellness. I am not supposed to get cancer!

Then came the self-doubt: My career has...

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Stay Aligned to Beat Back Pain: 5 Exercises back ache egoscue heal back pain lower back pain the pain free athlete Nov 29, 2018

In my last blog, The Best Position to Relieve Back Pain, you discovered that many instances of back pain are due to misalignments in the pelvis and spine. However, as the blog notes, you can correct these imbalances with the static back and constructive rest positions. In order to remind...

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The Best Position to Relieve Back Pain Oct 10, 2018

As you might know, back pain is often the result of excess tension in the muscles that run down either side of the spine, a twisted pelvis, and tight hip flexors. Relieving this imbalance can be as easy as lying down on your back in an aligned position and breathing. This posture is known in the...

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Fix Your Running Blisters with Hip Alignment Exercises: Gadrie's Story blisters glute activation glutes hip hip flexors running running efficiency running technique structural integration Sep 19, 2018

Guest Blog: Gadrie Edmunds

I started running regularly when I was 19 or 20 to try and lose weight and get in shape. Not knowing any better, I started off running in aerobics shoes. I don’t know if the shoes contributed to it, or if I just took a bad step one day, but somewhere in that...

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Try Mouth Taping at Night to Improve Health and Performance breath holding breathe well breathing exercises breathing mechanics mouth taping muscles of breathing nasal breathing nose breathing nostril breathing Aug 22, 2018

I started taping my mouth shut when going to bed a few months ago after reading The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown. McKeown practices the Buteyko Method. As you can see by her wide-eyed gaze, my dog, Sasha, is very worried that she can’t give lots of slobbery kisses with my mouth...

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A Better Way to Band Walk band walking glutes hips pelvis postural resoration intitute pri the pain free athlete walking walking form Jul 27, 2018

Band walking is a good exercise to strengthen your hips. Unfortunately, many people do it wrong. The problem is that the hip is not positioned correctly when performing the exercise. Additionally, people often don’t take into consideration muscle coordination during the movement. If you...

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Express Your Sincere Desire to Heal: A Client Success Story chronic pain healing and injury healing chronic pain pain relief pain treatment running the pain free athlete Jun 21, 2018

 Salil Wilson is the executive director of the Peace Run. He has dedicated the last 31 years of his life to this global torch relay, traveling around the world to spread this important message. For the last two years, however, Salil has not been able to run. Despite his pain and inability to...

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