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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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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), weight is...

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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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How Did Your Body Get Askew? measure posture posture posture alignment posture analysis posture deviations posture fitness class sitting posture standing posture the pain free athlete working posture 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 your...

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Beware of Stretching Your Hamstrings balance body awareness corrective exercises hamstrings heal yourself posture posture alignment stretching 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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Posture, Presence, and Personal Power measure posture positive psychology posture posture alignment posture analysis posture therapy standing posture working posture Jul 21, 2016

“Our bodies change our minds . . . and our minds change our behavior . . . and our behavior changes our outcomes.”

This was written on one of the slides in Amy Cuddy’s popular TED Talk, Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are. Her point is this: how we express ourselves with our...

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3 Exercises for Better Upper Body Posture exercises for shoulder pain posture posture alignment posture analysis posture and breathing posture deviations posture therapy rib cage rounded shoulders shoulder pain shoulder tightness standing posture Mar 19, 2016

Are you afraid of having a rounded upper body that makes you look and feel old? 

This seems to be the number one postural concern of my clients and class participants. But let’s not forget that your mid-spine is supposed to curve forward. In the image to the right, notice the...

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How Vision Affects Posture and Movement brain posture posture alignment posture analysis vision walking walking form Sep 28, 2015


Imagine that when you look upon the world, the ground seems to be sloping away from you. Subconsciously, your brain perceives, through your visual sense, that you are always going downhill. This is an optical distortion. And this is how I see the world.
 

How do you think your body reacts and...

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Why Kegel Exercises Don't Work anterior pelvic tilt brething exercise exercises pelvis posture posture alignment posture and breathing posture therapy Apr 20, 2015

Has someone told you to do Kegels? They're supposed to fix many issues, right? Actually, more and more people are telling both women and men to do Kegel exercises in order to strengthen their pelvic floor (pelvic diaphragm) musculature. But does it really work?

For many years, people have been...

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Hamstring Pain with Running, Hiking and XC Skiing anterior pelvic tilt anterior pelvis pelvis posture posture alignment posture analysis posture therapy Feb 23, 2015

 

What movements do running, hiking and classic cross-country skiing have in common?

Very simply, the legs move from in front of the body to behind the body in the sagittal plane. The sagittal plane divides the body into left and right sides. You can see this in the image of the dancer to...

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My Low Back Hurts Because I Can't Breathe! breath breath holding breath well breathing and posture breathing mechanics posture posture and breathing May 20, 2014

Did you know that respiration (breathing) and back pain are intimately linked? News to me! A 2006 study found that "the presence of respiratory disease is a stronger predictor for lower back pain than other established risk factors." And "clinical observation supports the notion that patients...

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