I am the luckiest PT ever. Not only did the ladies give me an afternoon off, but I was also treated to my first haircut in a very very long time! Special thank you to Paula for my gorgeous locks!! #pure#lovelife#travelingPT
Obligatory piggyback departure shot with the new whip! After a rough start to our trip that involved an ER visit and a few extra days in Chicago, we are back on the road and Washington bound for the summer #travelingPT#kidneystoned
The reasons why exercise, physical activity and things that make you stronger often help reduce your pain may not be what you expect! 😮 It may not be the changes in actual strength but the change in how you view yourself and your body! (As stated in the picture). 💪🏻🤙🏻 I think this statement can leads to so much more creativity in the prescription of exercise and movement in the field of rehabilitation, physiotherapy and other Movement therapies! #Cool#TravelersMemos#TGIF#MorningMotivation
@themovproject hitting the nail on the head with this post!!!!!🔥🔥🔥 〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰 #Repost@themovproject (@get_repost) ・・・ All that we are is brain derived. All forms of training target the brain, wether you recognize it yet or not. I love teaching this to our clients and students. Do you have trouble with your squat? Timing issues with an athletic movement? Pain during a specific movement? Balance problems? These are all brain issues. We just haven't been taught to think that way! Our culture and industry is fixated on all pain and movement problems being a structural issue. I can't remember the last time I helped someone with a structural issue😳. Really! Why? Because everyone's structure is different. There is no perfect structure. So we call movement with pain a "structural problem" and we call non-painful movement "good movement". But can you have what looks like optimal structure and movement and still have pain? Absolutely! Can you have what appears to be horrible structure and movement but experience zero pain? Yes! How could this be? The reason is because the brain is the governing system that mediates pain and performance. So understanding how to target a persons nervous system for training and rehabilitation is critical for success. At TMP a pull-up is not just a pull up! 🤓💪🏻
What we should be doing as Physical Therapists, Physiotherapists or Physios (my fave)! Through listening, educating, teaching, training, and empowering! With the goal of helping you manage your pain, prevent injury, rehabilitate after injury, perform better, and/or return you to whatever it is you love to do! #TravelersMemos
...which means it helps relieve pain. Exercise, strength training, stretching, kettlebells, yoga, natural movement practice, etc can all make you feel better. Exercise can calm things down. Exercise makes you healthier. #TravelersMemos 〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰 Exercise can also build your capacity to tolerate the physical stressors or occurrences that life will throw at you! Just like the post from @ChiroStrength I reposted last week said! “Life is easier if you’re stronger.” 〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰 If you don’t know where to start! Find someone near you to help! A Physical Therapist would be perfect for that!
The greatest balcony in Greece! An infinite number of olive trees lining the valley in Arachova. What this picture can't give you is the silent countryside with the fresh scent of olive and pine combined with great company :)