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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

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