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Mobility decreases with age – but it doesn’t have to corrective exercise exercise injury pain free movement recovery Oct 16, 2021

I’ve got a couple of anti-aging exercises for you in this post … all backed by science.
 
Fact: Research shows that some body parts naturally get less mobile (i.e., more locked-up) as we get older – starting as early as our 30s and 40s.
 
And that’s still young, if...

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Pilates is Lit! corrective exercise functional strength training health injury pain free movement pilates stress workout Jan 28, 2021

Having three teenagers brings home new colourful and strange slang language. My teens say "lit" a lot. Googling the word, historically it meant "drunk", but now means exciting or excellent. And I can honestly say Pilates is EXCITING and EXCELLENT, but definitely has nothing to do with...

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Journey of the Running Shoe injury running Sep 20, 2020

I am always on the hunt for the best running shoe. It’s a little obsession of mine.

Why it matters so much to me is that a few years back I chose a super cushioned running shoe that impacted my foot’s ability to support itself and the arches of my feet began to weaken and fall which...

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The Importance of Exercise Recovery corrective exercise health injury pain free movement pilates recovery yoga Jun 28, 2020

Exercise recovery is more than just resting after a workout. In this article I go over a few important practices that can help increase your body’s ability to recover from exercise.

Within the body there is a constant play of stability and mobility. Certain areas in our body function best...

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What is the Pain-Free Movement? corrective exercise functional strength training injury pain free movement pilates Jun 06, 2020

As an experienced Pilates instructor, certified Exercise Coach and Corrective Exercise Specialist, many new clients have come to me with over-use injuries, even with a few acute injuries. While diagnosing and treating acute injuries is not within my scope of practice (that is the...

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Injuries injury May 31, 2020

There are two categories of injuries: Acute and Chronic. 

Acute injuries happen from accidents causing muscle strains, corrective tissue sprains, cuts, and/or broken bones. Traumatic injuries are best treated immediately after the accident. 

Runner's First Aid: RICE

  • Rest: don't...
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What is Pre-habilitation? fitness injury May 20, 2020

Pre-habilitation is a proactive approach to avoiding injury. Professional athletes know of its importance, but it is often the missing component in the exercise programs of recreational fitness enthusiasts.

All experts agree exercise is key to health and longevity. Exercise helps with:

  • reducing...
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Strengthen Your Rotator Cuff Muscles fitness injury Sep 29, 2018

Strengthening the rotator cuff muscles is integral to keeping your shoulder joint strong and injury free. For a detailed description of what causes shoulder impingement, please visit my blog post on that topic here.

The rotator cuff consists of four small muscles. The supraspinatus...

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Shoulder Impingement Injury injury Sep 22, 2018

Up until recently I was weight training 5 days a week. Using the body split training method. A typical workout week would consist of 75 minute training sessions broken down by body part, like this: Monday: shoulders and abs, Tuesday: legs, Wednesday: chest and triceps, Thursday: back and biceps,...

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