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Healing is Possible! Sep 28, 2017

Please enjoy the beginning of Chapter 1 from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon. Download the entire chapter.

 

Your body is wonderfully resilient. It wants to serve you and make possible all the sports and activities you love. However, I know this is hard to hear right...

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Your Brain Interprets Your Pain Aug 15, 2017

 

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Healing Back Pain

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neurosciences Professor Dr. Lorimer Moseley says, “Pain is a construct of the brain.”1 Now to be clear, I am not suggesting that the pain is all...

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Train Movements, Not Individual Muscles Jul 13, 2017

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Sports performance is the result of coordinated movements. Casting a fly rod, spiking a volleyball, paddling a boat, skiing moguls, and hiking up a mountain all require multiple muscles that must together...

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Considerations for Leg Length Discrepancies Jun 14, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

 
Clients often tell me their legs are different lengths. When they lay down on an examiner’s table, one leg appears longer, and the practitioner informs them that their legs are different lengths. Or...

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Alignment is the Foundation of Strength and Athletics May 25, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

 

Gray Cook, MSPT, OCS, CSCS, researcher, national lecturer, and author, developed the “Optimum Performance Pyramid” as a model to understand movement. It is a three-tier pyramid; the large base...

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How Did Your Body Get Askew? Apr 04, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

 

If you're like most active people, your self-assessment revealed unbalanced posture. Your joints were not all perfectly lined up, and the weight in your feet was not even. It's impossible to know how long...

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Defining the Core Mar 01, 2017

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What is your core? And how does it relate to your posture? Although we hear a lot about “the core” and have been told we need a strong one from various sources—doctors, fitness...

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Find Non-Movement-Based Techniques to Manage Stress Feb 02, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

 

Injuries raise your stress level. Looking back at the previous tips (for your healing journey), each of these could be a source of stress. Your stress may escalate because you have overloaded your mind or...

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Beware of Stretching Your Hamstrings Jan 04, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

 

Muscles need to be balanced between the front and back as well as the left and right sides of the body to maintain aligned posture. Aside from the rounding of the upper body, another common postural...

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Achieve More in 2017 with an Organized Mind Dec 20, 2016

Are you perpetually making to-do lists--but find yourself unable to complete the tasks efficiently?

Additionally, do you often feel lost and overwhelmed with your responsibilities, and despite being continuously busy, perceive you are not making progress in the important aspects of your life?

Or,...

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How to Fix Winged Shoulder Blades Nov 23, 2016

So, what are winged shoulder blades?
If you look at the image above, you'll see a young boy with winged shoulder blades (scapulae). While looking at the image, notice the pen marks on the inner edge of the scapulae where these bones are sticking out from his back. There, you'll notice that there...

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9 Reasons to Support Local Athletic Events Oct 27, 2016

The Pain Free Athlete :: Moab Century

 

Earlier this month my husband and I rode the Moab Century, a 100-mile bike tour, on our tandem. During our ride, we enjoyed the beautiful scenery, well-stocked aid stations, and camaraderie of being out on the roads with several other cyclists from around the country. Even though it's an...

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