Fall into Alignment

Fall into Alignment

Believe it or not by standing up against a straight vertical surface you are in optimum postural alignment. That is our natural design -  to evenly distribute the force of gravity and enjoy efficiency of movement.

Tennis - Love It!

Tennis - Love It!

If the US Open and fall weather have brought you to the courts before winter sets in… Here’s a tip on getting the most out of your backhand....

Muscles tightening on the tennis court as the fall weather gets a little “nippy”? Well, here’s a simple tip to keep your serve in full swing:

Gardener's Relief-Side Trunk Muscles

Gardener's Relief-Side Trunk Muscles

Akin to the engineering of a suspension bridge, our side back musculature is constantly at work every time we move. Lateral trunk muscles play a pivotal role in the daily life of the grower. Reaching down to plant a new row of veggies, extending to liberate crops from invasive weeds, and, wielding hand tools to prepare the soil.  These side back muscles need maintenance—especially if they are painful. Here’s a flexibility and strength exercise to gain range of motion and structural integrity.

Gardner's Back Relief

Gardner's Back Relief

We bend, reach, lean, and crouch; for hours on end - these compromising postural positions are commonplace for the grower. Our back muscles are appropriately named—erector spinae- they hold our trunk up right.  The moment we flex our trunk even 45 degrees we’ve just placed 50% more compression on vulnerable discs.

Walk This Way

Walk This Way

Humans weren’t designed to sit for long periods of time without moving...the desk jockey syndrome of over sitting is well documented; sitting has been labeled the new smoking. Being seated turns off the anti-gravity muscles of the posterior kinetic chain—or muscles that hold a person upright.

Self Massage

Self Massage

Self-Massage:

  • Flushes metabolic waste from training and stress.
  • Releases adhesions, breaks down scar tissue, mitigates damage from microfiber tears, and unwinds tight fascia. 
  • Hydrates the soft tissue by stimulating and draining and the lymphatic system. 
  • Reverses ischemia—lack of blood flow-to the soft tissue and surrounding areas.