Book a 1:1 Session

My Blog

The Path To Wellbeing

Is Peer Pressure Prolonging Your Injury? athletic injury peer pressure re-injury sports-injury the pain free athlete Jun 01, 2021

Peer pressure, the influence a group or individual has on your behavior, can be positive or negative. When we view it in relation to activity and sport, peer pressure can drive us to do more than we might on our own. This is great if we are lacking motivation and need that extra push to get...

Continue Reading...
A New Relationship with "Rehab Exercises" corrective exercises healing and injury posture therapy the pain free athlete therapy exercises May 25, 2021

I have a confession to make: I frequently struggle to do my “rehab exercises”! There you have it. I am a posture coach that can lack motivation to do the work she asks of her clients. So, do you think less of me now? Or, maybe you respect my honesty? Well, regardless of your view of...

Continue Reading...
How to "Be Careful" and Excel After Injury healing an injury recover from injury sports injury the pain free athlete Apr 21, 2021
A client recently remarked to me that I probably have to "be careful" with my athletics since I have been injured and have had multiple joint surgeries. This blog is in answer to her statement.

If you Google the topic, the idea of being careful regarding pain and activity is obviously widespread....

Continue Reading...
How to Reach to Relieve Neck and Shoulder Pain egoscue egoscue method elbow curls neck pain neck tension neck tightness reaching shoulder tightness tight traps Mar 09, 2021

As humans we are often reaching directly in front of our bodies to do tasks with our hands. For instance, we type and use a mouse on our computers; chop, cook and clean in the kitchen; text on our phones; eat our meals; and much, much more. But have you ever considered that how you reach for...

Continue Reading...
COVID-19 Risk, Exercise and Immunity coronavirus covid-19 cycling endurance exercise immune function immune system immunity risk running walking Feb 10, 2021

 Why are so many athletes contracting COVID-19? This was the question my editor asked me a couple of weeks ago. In response, I explained that after exercising, our immunity is decreased. So, our risk of infection is greater following a workout. Consequently, if we are exposed to the...

Continue Reading...
Beat Your Pain Using the Biopsychosocial Model biomedical model biopsychosocial model chronic pain healing chronic pain pain free body pain neuroscience pain psychology pain relief pain science the pain free athlete Jan 21, 2021

 Pain is: 

“An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage.”

This updated definition of pain was provided by The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) last summer (July...

Continue Reading...
My Experience with the Wim Hof Method alkaline breath holding cold shower cold therepy health healthy ice bath immune system meditation ph the pain free athlete tummo wim hof method Dec 08, 2020

 I hate being cold! And I get anxious when holding my breath. So, naturally, I chose to take up a daily practice that includes both of these things, right? But of course . . . I embrace challenges. I don't like that I have fear and apprehension about the cold and breath holding. When I...

Continue Reading...
The Connection Between Neck Pain and Breathing brething exercise dysfunctional breathing muscles of breathing neck pain neck pain with inhale pain with inhalation shoulder pain shoulder pain with inhale strength breathing muscles the pain free athlete Nov 18, 2020

Although the diaphragm and intercostals are the primary muscles of inspiration, several neck muscles play an accessory role in bringing air into the body. Furthermore, when these primary muscles of inhalation are not working optimally, or you are breathing heavily while exercising at a high...

Continue Reading...
Are you injury-prone? athletic injury recover from fall sports-injury the pain free athlete Oct 27, 2020

Some people seem to get hurt--a lot. Why? In general, these people blame their injuries on being clumsy, rushing, not paying attention, or just bad luck. As an example, I recently received this email from a client: “Last weekend I fell on my left hip on Saturday while weeding and then...

Continue Reading...
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...

Continue Reading...
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...

Continue Reading...
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....

Continue Reading...