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Sciatica: 3 Exercises to Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain anterior pelvic tilt anterior pelvis back pain egoscue method glute pain hip pain leg pain nerve impingement sciatic leg pain sciatic nerve pain sciatica glute pain the pain free athlete Sep 30, 2020

 Sciatica is a literal pain in the butt!

 

I have suffered from sciatica on and off for years. I feel it in my left glute, and when it gets really bad, the pain extends down my hamstring on the back of my upper thigh. If you’ve had it, then you know that it can be quite...

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Conquer Your Fear of Pain with Movement back pain catastrophizing fear avoidance model freedom from pain hip pain kinesiophobia pain management pain relief pain treatment the pain free athlete Aug 06, 2020

 Kinesiophobia: “the avoidance of activity because you fear it will cause pain.”

--Norman J. Marcus, MD

While I was talking with one of my clients who had suffered from back pain for over four years, he realized that only when distracted did he not have pain with movement. ...

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What does it mean to be a Pain Free Athlete? athletic injury body awareness calf injury calf tightness egoscue egoscue method injury recovery posture the pain free athlete Jul 08, 2020

You are an athlete! An athlete is anyone who desires to be active and challenge themselves. In my definition, competition and organized sports are not required to be an athlete. However, in the era of Covid-19, there aren’t many, if any, events to participate in against others....

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5 Steps to Fix a Knot Under Your Shoulder Blade egoscue egoscue method exercises exercises for shoulder pain knot in shoulder blade pain behind shoulder blade postural restoration institute posture pri rib cage right bc scapula scapula pain shoulder tension the pain free athlete Jun 11, 2020

Have you ever had a knot under your shoulder blade? One that hindered your movements? You are not alone. Most painful knots under the shoulder blade (scapulae bones) are due to tension buildup within the soft tissues. In this blog, I address how to break up and mobilize this tissue. I’ll...

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Home Office Setup and Workday Exercises computer set up ergonomics ergonomics assessment ergonomics evaluation laptop setup office office stretches sitting posture the pain free athlete work setup work stretches working posture May 19, 2020

Admit it! You’ve done this, or sat in a similar position, while working at home recently. I know I have.

In the last couple of months, everything has become virtual--classes, meetings, family get-togethers, workshops, even happy hours. We are spending more time than ever at our computers....

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5 Health Benefits of Slowing Down and Staying Home coronavirus covid-19 pandemic physical distancing quarantine self isolate shelter in place social distancing stay at home order stay home save lives the pain free athlete Apr 14, 2020

"Although you may not always be able to avoid difficult situations, you can modify the extent to which you can suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation." ~ Dalai Lama

 

Undoubtedly, the world is currently experiencing a difficult situation. We are living in unprecedented times:...

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Start Meditating to Reduce Stress: 3 Easy Practices body scan breath meditation ho'oponopono insight timer jon kabat-zinn mala mantra mbsr metta mind-body mindful mindfulness mindfulness meditation parasympathetic nervous system pns sound meditation stress stress management stress relief the pain free athlete Mar 19, 2020

As you probably know, it is always important to manage stress. Many preventable diseases can be linked back to an elevated and prolonged stress response in the body. During a health crisis, however, it is of utmost importance for us to maintain calm and access the healing energy of the...

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How to Take and Analyze Posture Photos egoscue measure posture posture posture alignment posture analysis posture deviations the pain free athlete track posture Feb 06, 2020

 

How aligned is your posture?

 

When striving for improved wellness in any area of life, it is always a good idea to have a baseline. For example: before starting a medication for high blood pressure, you measure your current readings. When beginning a healthy nutrition plan (diet),...

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Determined to Finish: Our Experience of The Pioneer MTB Race Jan 16, 2020

Find Stunning * Find Character * Find Welcome

 

This is the promise of The Pioneer, a six-day mountain bike stage race. Without doubt, our character was tested and strengthened during this epic event that was held December 1-6, 2019. The stunning views were often covered in clouds, though we...

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How to Fix Elbow Tendonitis climbers elbow elbow pain elbow strain elbow tendon pain golfers elbow lateral epicondylitis medical epicondylitis tennis elbow the pain free athlete Dec 17, 2019

Tennis Elbow, Climber’s Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow—these are all elbow tendonitis injuries. However, despite what you might think, the elbow is often not the problem . . .

 

What is Epicondylitis?

Epicondylitis is simply the technical term for Tennis Elbow, Climber’s...

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Breathe Better: Use Your Nose 3 nasal exersises breathe well breathing and posture breathing exercises breathing mechanics fitness health intergrative breathing therapy nasal breathing nose breathing nostril breathing posture and breathing the pain free athlete Nov 19, 2019

How strong is your nose?

 

Have you ever considered that the function of your nose is dependent on muscles? Did you know that if you don’t nasal breathe, these muscles can become weak and imbalanced?

 

Use it or lose it applies to your nose!

 

Recently, I had the opportunity...

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Foot and Ankle Injuries Often Lead to Chronic Pain ankle injury ankle pain ankle rehab back pain egoscue method exercises for shoulder pain foot injury foot pain foot rehab gait abnormalities gait mechanics groin pain heel pain hip pain injury rehab postural restoration si pain the pain free athlete walking walking form Oct 16, 2019

Have you ever sprained your ankle?

 

It is a common injury, happening 97 times a minute, 2,328 times a day and 850,000 times a year. Actually, you have a 30% chance of spraining your ankle this year! (https://www.rightdiagnosis.com/a/ankle_sprain/stats.htm)

 

Although ankle sprains are...

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