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Lower-Crossed Syndrome: Implications for Movement + Treatment

Lower-Crossed Syndrome is a muscle imbalance pattern I frequently see in clients on a regular basis. Similar to Upper-Crossed Syndrome, there is a relationship between muscle groups where some become overdominant (facilitated) and others become weakened (inhibited). With Lower-Crossed Syndrome, this relationship occurs at the pelvis and surrounding musculature. Overdominant muscles groups include the rectus [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Injury Prevention, Massage Therapy, Movement Integration, Self-Care|0 Comments

Tension Release Exercises (TRE)

Tension Release Exercises, or TRE for short, are exercises specifically designed to allow us to shake-off any underlying held tension. The premise is to pre-fatigue the muscular system in order to help us bypass the prefrontal cortex of our brain, which is where logic and reasoning reside, so the lower brain centers can release any [...]

By | August 31st, 2018|Exercise, Massage, Movement Integration, Self Stretches, Self-Care|0 Comments

Movement of the Month- January 2018

Movement of the Month | January 2018 3 Ways to Train Your Core for Better Mobility Step 1 How does training your core help your mobility? In order to allow your joints and myofascia to release gaining more mobility, there must be stability present. Our center of mass, or core, is where we need to train [...]

Health Benefits of Walking

As I have progressed through my 20's into my 30's, I have found walking to be my favorite activity. Walking in the woods is even better with extended time in the backcountry my favorite activity. I used to consider myself a runner often logging 20+ miles per week, but a sudden knee injury took me [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Exercise, Hiking, Injury Prevention, Movement Integration, Personal Training, Self-Care|Comments Off on Health Benefits of Walking

Essential Stability Exercises for Strength & Performance

With so much emphasis placed on mobility and flexibility, one can lose sight of the overall need to be able to activate and stabilize our structure under load with proper activation and alignment. Stability is key to preventing injury and performing well under physical stress. Our goal with training is an adaptation so we can [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|Exercise, Movement Integration, Personal Training, Self-Care|0 Comments

3 Steps to Unlock & Activate Your Glutes

3 Steps to Unlock & Activate Your Glutes Movement of the Month | November 2017 Everyone needs regular attention to unlock & activate your glutes. Why? We sit too much and don't activate enough. With too much time sitting, our glutes get stuck together, shortened in a tight position, then inhibited. When tissue gets sticky it's [...]

3 Steps to Unlock Your Hip Flexors | Movement of the Month | October 2017

3 Steps to Unlock Your Hip Flexors Movement of the Month | October 2017 The hip flexors consist of multiple muscle groups ranging from the psoas and iliacus to the glutes, adductors, quads, and sartorious. The following stretches will specifically target iliacus, psoas, and quads including surrounding fascial networks. Step 1             [...]

Breathing & Bodywork for Daily Living & Longevity

The topic of breathing has been coming up more lately in my day-to-day sessions with clients as well as my own reading and meditation practice. There are several methods on how to instruct breathing dating back to the practices of yoga up to the current methods in physical therapy. As a massage therapist and movement [...]

How to Exercise After Massage

General recommendations for working out after a massage include waiting 24 hours for moderate to strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, sprinting/running, high-intensity workouts (MassageTherapy.com- Bishop). Until that 24 hours has passed, light movement such as walking and swimming are advised, with most therapists highly recommending a warm Epsom salt bath to help flush out released toxins [...]

By | March 18th, 2015|Exercise, Massage, Massage Therapy, Movement Integration|0 Comments

Use Your Floor to Enhance Recovery

What's the first thing you see runners do after a race? It depends right? Some runners catch their breath then do some stretches while others go straight for the beer garden and plan on stretching tomorrow. Consider this idea from Phillip Beach author of Muscles & Meridians, take a seat on the ground. Using the [...]

By | May 27th, 2014|Exercise, Movement Integration, Self Stretches, Self-Care|0 Comments