The Truth about Static Stretching

WHEN DUANE KNUDSON, a professor of kinesiology at California State University, Chico, looks around campus at athletes warming up before practice, he sees one dangerous mistake after another. “They’re stretching, touching their toes. . . . ” He sighs. “It’s discouraging.” If you’re like most of us, you were taught the importance of warm-up exercises [...]

By | 2018-01-30T06:20:06+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Better Body Usage|0 Comments

Coping with Stress

It can't be denied now. Pain is a complex experience and it is more and more evident that stress can add to our pain. Our felt sense of pain is a stressor and there is the external variety dealing with our day-to-day. I rather like this pdf here. Be your own stress buster.

By | 2016-01-17T10:50:31+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Better Body Usage|0 Comments

How Your Workouts Rewires Your Brain

I'd like to add to this article the reason(s) I think mind/body exercises work so well for clients are the inward focus, curiosity, novelty, and play that's involved in their practice(s). The practice of choice can be tai chi, yoga, Feldenkrais, Hanna Somatics, etc.  Bottom line: If your brain is engaged in your exercise/preferred activity, [...]

By | 2018-01-30T06:20:07+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Better Body Usage|0 Comments

Lactic Acid – Friend or Foe?

Everyone who has even thought about exercising has heard the warnings about lactic acid. It builds up in your muscles. It is what makes your muscles burn. Its buildup is what makes your muscles tire and give out. Coaches and personal trainers tell athletes and exercisers that they have to learn to work out at [...]

By | 2018-01-30T06:20:07+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Better Body Usage|0 Comments

Imaging Scans Do Not Always Detect A Reason For Pain

Cheryl Weinstein’s left knee bothered her for years, but when it started clicking and hurting when she straightened it, she told her internist that something was definitely wrong. It was the start of her medical odyssey, a journey that led her to specialists,physical therapy, Internet searches and, finally, an M.R.I. scan that showed a torn [...]

By | 2018-01-30T06:20:07+00:00 July 18th, 2015|Pain Awareness|0 Comments