Tyler

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About Tyler

Licensed massage therapist, personal trainer, and yoga instructor, Tyler enjoys helping his clients enhance function and reduce pain using a combination of manual therapy techniques, functional movement, and evidence-based rehab protocols. He brings his knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics together with energy techniques to offering a unique blend of modalities.

PCT Section Hikes 2019

Section hiking the Oregon PCT in 2019 proved challenging yet rewarding. I traveled a record number of miles in a day pushing my body and mind past previous limits. I saw sections of the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon that I had never seen before. I also decided that I had seen the most scenic [...]

By | October 10th, 2019|Hiking|0 Comments

Post-workout recovery and stress reduction techniques

With the pace of life growing rapidly as well as the amount of cumulative stress taking its toll on our health, emphasizing easy-to-use postures, exercises, and recovery techniques throughout the day and week can help our nervous system down-regulate and avoid staying in a chronic fight-or-flight state.   Try these simple techniques to enhance your [...]

By | September 12th, 2019|Injury Prevention, Self-Care, Stretching|0 Comments

Hip Flexor Pain | Movement Impairment Syndrome

As I dive deeper into learning the nuances of the human body and movement, I have been intrigued by certain patterns that emerge. I see similar symptoms when working with all kinds of athletes who range in body type, sport, and daily living. Although the choice of recreation and career varies, we all share a [...]

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

PCT Section Hikes 2018

My first real interest in hiking the Pacific Crest Trail began the same year I had my daughter, 2013. I was living in Sandy, Oregon at the time which is about 45 minutes from Mt. Hood and the PCT. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I had hiked all around the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. [...]

By | September 11th, 2018|Adventures, Hiking|0 Comments

Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)

Tension and Trauma Releasing 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 [...]

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

Why I Choose Altra Shoes for Every Adventure

Our feet are the first point of contact with the ground and therefore take hundreds of pounds of impact upon hiking, training, and running. Especially when it comes to hiking higher miles, I choose Altra Shoes. I've owned 5 pairs over the past 3 years and have used every ounce of cushion and toughness each [...]

By | August 1st, 2018|Hiking, Product Review, Resources|0 Comments

GoRuck Tough Challenge Recap

After training for 4 months for the GoRuck Tough Challenge, I successfully completed the 12-hour, 16.5-mile team event. Each event is different based upon the actual real-life experiences of the cadre who spent time in the US Special Forces. Our Cadre designed mock missions for our 10-person group to complete at the specific time and [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Adventures, Exercise, Hiking, Rucking, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Training for a GoRuck Tough Challenge

A client turned me on to the GoRuck Challenge at the beginning of 2018 and the moment I heard him describe it, I knew that I wanted to train and experience it for myself. The GoRuck Tough Challenge is a 10-12 hour test of endurance, teamwork, mental/emotional/physical stamina, and pure old fashion toughness. After hearing [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Exercise, Personal Training, Rucking|0 Comments

Shin Splints- How to prevent and manage MTSS

Shin splints, technically known as medial tibial stress syndrome, describes pain upon the inside of the shin bone where the fascia pulls away from the bone during excessive exercise. Shin splints are common among athletes and soldiers, especially runners who are training for an event too quickly without adequate recovery. Shin splints are responsible for [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Exercise, Injury Prevention, Massage Therapy, Self-Care|0 Comments