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Membership Website Launching in October free trial membership online online courses pain free athlete pain free body posture fitness class the pain free athlete Sep 14, 2021

I am excited to announce the pre-launch of The Pain Free Athlete membership website. The site officially launches on October 1, 2021. The creation of this website is one of the benefits of Covid-19. A year and a half ago, I moved all of my in-person classes to Zoom. Then, I transitioned to...

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Food Allergies/Sensitivities and Joint Health allergic reaction back pain diet food allergy food intolerance food sensitivity inflammation inflammatory foods joint pain joint sweeling neck pain nutrition pain free athlete Aug 22, 2019

Is your diet keeping you in pain?

 For two of my clients, unknown food allergies/sensitivities caused inflammation. This inflammation hindered their ability to heal. Each improved with our posture therapy work together. However, they could not fully recover until they made dietary changes to...

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Improve Your Running Form: Align Your Core align core pain free athlete pain free body posture alignment running running efficiency running form running technique the pain free athlete Mar 27, 2018

While I was on my recent book tour, I stopped at Fusion Multisport in Los Alamos, NM. There, I gave a talk on Core Running Posture. This blog re-caps some of the information that I shared.

 Running requires a transfer of power between your upper and lower body. The torso, which contains the...

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Have you Taken the WEEKLY CHALLENGE? breathe well breathing and posture breathing exercises challenge exercises pain free athlete posture therapy the pain free athlete therapy exercises thoughts Feb 27, 2018

Because I am trying to expand my audience and to be more “social,” I started a WEEKLY CHALLENGE that I post every Monday morning on The Pain Free Athlete FaceBook page.

By now, many of us have given up on our New Year’s Resolutions, but there is nothing that says we can only...

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Embracing Technology to Heal pain free athlete posture therapy sessions skype the pain free athlete therapist therapy exercises therapy session Jan 16, 2018

Ever since I started posture therapy, I have not had a local therapist. Yet, I have recovered. Although I would have preferred working with someone in the same room, that is not always an option when you live in a small town. Because of the limited resources, more specialized therapies are often...

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Conquering Your Fear of Re-injury heal yourself healing an injury healing and injury healing chronic pain pain free athlete posture therapy self healing the pain free athlete Dec 19, 2017

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

As you resume sports, your primary fear is most likely re-injury. Because of your previous injury, you may have been through extensive rehabilitation, unable to play your sport, and you don't want to go back to...

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The Secret to Peak Performance: Total Alignment pain free athlete postural restoration posture posture alignment posture therapy the pain free athlete Nov 27, 2017

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

The best athlete is in alignment—physically, mentally, emotionally, and, spiritually. This athlete is aligned not just in body as discussed previously, but also in mind and soul. I refer to this as “...

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The Role of Loads and Forces in Chronic Pain and Injury align alignment freedom from pain pain free athlete posture alignment posture analysis posture therapy the pain free athlete Oct 24, 2017

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

Katy Bowman, a well-renowned movement biomechanist, has a great discussion about loads in her book, Move Your DNA.1 If you are into this sort of thing, definitely check it out. In her example, she...

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Healing is Possible! heal yourself healing an injury healing and injury healing chronic pain pain free athlete pain free body self healing self-compassion the pain free athlete 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 now....

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Train Movements, Not Individual Muscles movement pain free athlete resistance training strength training the pain free athlete Jul 13, 2017

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

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 in a...

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Considerations for Leg Length Discrepancies anterior pelvic tilt anterior pelvis hip pain hip rehabilitation hips pain free athlete pelvis the pain free athlete 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 perhaps...

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Alignment is the Foundation of Strength and Athletics align alignment balance mobility pain free athlete posture alignment the pain free athlete 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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