Why you should avoid mirrors with exercise…

Prior to opening my own private practice I worked in a few difference settings, and each of those settings helped me learn what I sensed a space needed to be for folks to thrive in. Unfortunately, as it often is the case a great deal of these lessons where also what I learned a space … Continue reading Why you should avoid mirrors with exercise…

How screens tend to mess us up…and what to do about it

You know, despite all of its comforts and leisure, first world living can pretty rough on us. The human body and brain has not evolved very much beyond what it has been for the last 50,000 years, regardless if the First Industrial Revolution occured 250 years ago, and the Third barely 50 years from today. … Continue reading How screens tend to mess us up…and what to do about it

Why a memory foam mattress is terrible…

It has been said that our loved ones often know us better than we often know ourselves. Yes, we are all very much isolated in our own heads, bodies and most especially our perceptions…but the significant others in our lives have a vantage point of us that we will never have privy to. And we … Continue reading Why a memory foam mattress is terrible…

Why Flip Flops Tend to Mess Us Up

Over a decade ago my wife and I hiked a portion of the Maine Huts and Trails. It was early March I believe, and there was plenty of snow on the ground. so since neither of us had, or really knew how to cross country ski, we opted to snowshoe it. Yes, I know that … Continue reading Why Flip Flops Tend to Mess Us Up

Degeneration is normal and not always a problem…

You know, progress at times can be a double edged sword. Probably the best example of this would be the effects we can observe from all the progress in technology we have had in the last 150 years. In the case of our bodies, progress in western medicines understanding of the inner workings of our … Continue reading Degeneration is normal and not always a problem…

What to do about those stubbornly stiff shoulders…

Shoulders get tight and achy for a lot of folks. This is for a lot of reasons, including that fact that our shoulders are a place that many of us hold stress. Since our modern world doesn't ask us to reach very far away from our body, the problem can go largely unnoticed until it … Continue reading What to do about those stubbornly stiff shoulders…

All exercise is joint friendly…why?

All exercise is potentially joint friendly. No single approach or exercise can truly make the claim to be more joint friendly than any other. Why? Because cartilage has no blood vessels, and instead relies on diffusion for nutrition. Sponging…also known as Load and Motion.

How to stop spraining your ankles…

It truly is a blessing to live in a place like New England with all that it offers throughout the year. And while time outdoors is an absolutely wonderful thing, we may find ourselves occasionally a bit challenged navigating the uneven and unpredictable ground that is New England as it moves through the four seasons. … Continue reading How to stop spraining your ankles…

How to touch your toes…Legally

Whenever I meet someone for the first time we will often go through a little movement screen where I get to know how the person generally moves around. Truly it is just me watching them do the basics; a series of six or so simple movements that are the bare minimum for a good life. … Continue reading How to touch your toes…Legally

You are built to compensate…in some very predictable ways

A little over a decade ago a book came out that not only had a catchy title, but it also made some compelling arguments that questioned a lot of common assumptions around both shoe wear, and the limits of the human body as it relates to endurance. It was called "Born to Run", and while … Continue reading You are built to compensate…in some very predictable ways

What gardening can teach us about our bodies…

During the warmer months here in New England, a lot of us tend to enjoy getting our hands dirty in the garden… and with that at times comes aches and pains from all the prolonged awkwardness that gardening seems to ask for. After all, it is not like it is very realistic to expect anyone … Continue reading What gardening can teach us about our bodies…

Why some find it so hard to change their posture…

When you read or hear the term Bad Posture, what comes to mind? Likewise, what comes to mind when you read or hear the term Good Posture? There are few concepts that have as much social pressure, and with it social power as Posture. Despite that, it is probably one of the more misunderstood concepts … Continue reading Why some find it so hard to change their posture…

How to fix wrist pain with weight bearing and weightlifting

With wrist pain there are often some very simple underlying factors that are feeding into the problem, and if they are addressed a chunk of the time the wrist pain is sharply reduced. If not eliminated…

Elbow Pain Simple Solutions

Regardless of the season here in New England, a lot of folks end up at times doing some pretty hefty work taking care of house and home. Perhaps your yard or house, if you have one, is a little like mine. In the fall there is often some pretty significant leaf clean up, in the … Continue reading Elbow Pain Simple Solutions

Selecting Shoes…How to pick the right shoe for you

I talk a lot with folks about shoes. A lot. Sometimes they start the conversation because they struggle with finding shoes that work for them. Other times I bring it up because perhaps what they tend to favor is not serving them, and making some different choices is going to help their situation. Regardless, shoes … Continue reading Selecting Shoes…How to pick the right shoe for you

Stop searching for the perfect chair

If you are like most folks, your days and weeks involve an enormous amount tasks that have one major thing in common. Sitting. We sure do tend to do a lot of it these days don't we? We sit to work, sit to travel, sit to eat, sit to be entertained, sit to relax, sit … Continue reading Stop searching for the perfect chair

How to stop clenching and grinding your teeth

Do you clench or grind your teeth? Have you tried mouth guards, massage, or other treatments with little or no lasting relief? If so, then getting to the root of why you are clenching to begin with is a big factor you need to address. So why do we clench or grind our teeth? Some … Continue reading How to stop clenching and grinding your teeth