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Too much forward tilt can cause a cranky low-back

75% of my clients experience occasional low-back tension

General low-back tension is quite common in our chair-loving culture.

What’s the connection between low-back tension and sitting in a chair? View full article »

Hot_Cold Therapy2A few years back, I sprained my wrist in a motorcycle training course. That’s as bad-ass as I can make the experience sound, and I should probably leave out the part about it really being a scooter… Accidents happen, right?

And the aftermath happens too. After the wrist cast came off, I experienced vascular compression.  View full article »

Pilates Teacher Rule of Thumb: teach the body in front of you. For people performing Pilates, this translates into: choose the exercises that your body needs to create balance, stability, mobility and strength.

When I’m teaching private sessions and small groups, I often ask the members at the start of our session: what feels off today? The #1 complaint mentioned in the populations that I teach: low back crankiness.   View full article »

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Tons of people come to see me with new mysterious pain patterns brought on by seemingly innocuous activities, like driving a car. Ironically, what often seems like a unique pain pattern that’s specific to one person, is really quite common across all the people on the road. If you’ve noticed that your body complains whenever your drive-time increases — helloooo, east coast snow storms — you may be experiencing a body mechanics mishap. Here are the Top 3 Things to Stop Doing,  to avoid driving-induced pain. View full article »

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