Physical Therapy

How To Make Your Movement Look Good And Feel Good With Dynamic Alignment.

Say the goal as a dancer is to look good in the mirror. What if it also feels good and is also efficient?  Learning how to create that would be the goal.  I’ve had conversations with people saying “Ballet wrecks your body”, but I disagree. Ballet can be a great exercise but you have to work on achieving those forms with good function and in dialogue with whoever is trying to achieve them. Read More

Fascinating Neuro-Concepts You Need To Know As A Pilates Instructor

Neuroplasticity is the nervous system forming, adapting, or reorganizing in terms of its structure and function.  Neuroplasticity describes the actual structural changes that can occur to a brain when it comes to learning and adapting, and also in terms of function and how we relay and communicate information “out” (from the brain).  It does occur throughout all stages of life however it certainly seems to slow down with age but that’s not to say that it doesn’t continue to happen, it’s just the process can be a little bit slower or requires increased thoughtfulness to facilitate the process.  Read More

Do You Really Understand Osteoarthritis? The Prevention Formula Conversation.

Osteoarthritis today is not only occurring in older people. There is a major increase of individuals between the age of 40 and 55 and it is amazing how many more people are suffering from osteoarthritis these days. When it gets severe, it’s a total joint failure. One in two Americans and two in three obese people will likely get Knee osteoarthritis, and the knees seem to be the leading joint where OA is found. 1 in 4 Americans or about 25 percent of the population will develop Hip OA, and it’s very costly. Read More

The Expert of Their Pain – Listening to Our Clients’ Stories

People who are not as afraid of their pain anymore are now prime candidates for the most powerful thing to change pain, which is movement. People in pain are afraid to move. They fear that they will undo their knee or hurt their back and their alarm system is on full alert while the back is healing. Tissues heal, right? It’s the education model designed to facilitate people to move that is where we really want to get them, that’s where the therapy happens. They are just afraid to move. Read More

The Influence Of Imagery On Neurobiology. This is Powerful!

A lot of the research in motor imagery supports that if you rehearse the movement before you do it, afterward it’s better.  That is very interesting, but what about going further back even into the emotional aspect? What about working with the limbic system and how it affects all that movement and working directly at the endocrine and cellular level and doing imagery there.  So instead of just looking at the results and then trying to find explanations, go directly into the tissue with imagery and see if that’s measurable. No one has ever done that, why not?  Read More