That hurts so good…

That hurts so good…

‘That hurts so good…’ ‘Do your worst!’ ‘If it means that I’ll feel better, I’ll deal with as much as pain as you dish out’ All very common statements that I get in my practice. Lots of folks want painful bodywork...
Quick Facts on Lower Back Pain

Quick Facts on Lower Back Pain

Here’s the second roundup on lower back pain but this time it’ll be centered around some quick facts. If you haven’t read about the clinical guidelines on lower back pain, definitely read up on it here. 1. LBP is a very common symptom experienced by...
One leg is shorter than the other

One leg is shorter than the other

  Often times, clients come in my door and claim they have ‘one leg that’s shorter than the other.’ Or they say some health professional attributes the shorter leg to create all types of postural asymmetries and therefore, they have pain. I’m...
The Truth about Static Stretching

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...
Coping with Stress

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...
How Your Workouts Rewires Your Brain

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...
Lactic Acid – Friend or Foe?

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...

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