My philosophy is that optimal alignment in your body is important to developing proper movement patterns which will improve performance and avoid injury.
Chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, myofascial release techniques and Kinesiotaping methods are all strategies that I use to re-educate your body to undo abnormal muscular imbalances, scar tissue and joint misalignments that have developed over time as a result of poor posture, inactivity and improper movement techniques.
One-on-one individualized programs teach your body how to progress to more sophisticated movement and is important to maintain the healthy alignment that is achieved through chiropractic care.
The multifunctional Tower Trainer™ can be used for Pilates, dance and traditional fitness training, facilitating hundreds of exercises, from simple to complex multi-planar movements – including the majority of the exercises done on a STOTT PILATES® Cadillac, along with full matwork repertoire. Portable and foldable, the Tower Trainer™ features a comfortable, cushioned mat surface with accessories including springs, straps, handles and bars that will add variety to any workout. Ideal for all fitness levels from professional athletes to active adults and for all body types and abilities.
An inspiring speech from the most inspiring woman, friend and patient of mine who turns a diagnosis of incomplete paraplegia to a life of power and function. Your life is a choice. Take the time to listen to her. Put things into perspective MOVEMENT IS FREEDOM in whatever capacity it is http://youtu.be/_6mR6OpoxLw
Did you know that your muscles adapt to the level of activity that you do? The heavier you lift, the bigger your muscles become. Likewise, the more you stretch the longer your muscles become.
For example, when you sit for most of the day, your hip flexor muscles shorten. You may think that this is not be a big deal , but when you want to start to become physically active, you become more prone to injury because your body is not used to being lengthened, especially if the range of motion is ballistic (quick spurts).
To prevent injury, stretch once a day and hold the stretch for at least 30 seconds.