Tag Archives: body balance

Power

A lot of things come to mind when you hear the word, power. Since we are discussing fitness, I would like to use this word, power, to mean the ability to hold a position in space. What exactly do I … Continue reading

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Improving Your Golf Game with Physical Therapy

To consistently play better golf, you must be physically able to execute a proper golf swing time after time. To accomplish this, you must achieve true “body balance.” Your posture, balance, flexibility, strength, power, control and endurance must all work … Continue reading

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Moving with Grace

Recently while working with a patient with weakness in her legs, I noticed she tended to “flop down” into the chair. Always looking for efficient ways to incorporate strengthening into daily movements, I suggested she sit without flopping because it … Continue reading

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Understanding Integrative Manual Therapy

When trying to understand something new like Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT), it is important to learn the subject’s terminology, but more importantly you need to address its frame of reference and the scope of application. IMT is best described as … Continue reading

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How Exercise Improves Learning: Children Play To Learn

Learning is very much affected by the ways in which an individual has trained the body to move. For example, the movement skills one acquires as a baby, toddler, child, or even as an adult can affect how we use … Continue reading

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Diet, Exercise, and Sleep

Diet: To understand what a good diet is, educate yourself about nutrition. Try to read several different books and look for common advice, then determine what works for you. For example, everyone needs to eat a specific combination of different … Continue reading

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Coping and the Autonomic Nervous System

Some people go through life with composure while raising small children, handling a stressful job and being a caregiver for an elderly parent. Others get extremely upset because a traffic light doesn’t change fast enough. Emotional stress taxes our systems … Continue reading

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A Position of Power

A lot of things come to mind when you hear the word “power.” When discussing fitness, the word “power” can mean the ability to hold a position in space. For example, power relates to the muscles and joints in the … Continue reading

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Whole Life Balance

In the movie “The Karate Kid,” Mr. Miyagi talks to Daniel-san about balance, but Daniel-san thinks only of body balance. Mr. Miyagi redirects his thinking to include balance in “whole life.” Here are some ideas about balance. POSTURE Avoid a … Continue reading

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Expectations

For the young at heart, life remains exciting and full of expectation and unlimited possibilities.  Life becomes a blank sheet of paper with all of creation possible.  One experiences feelings of growth and expansion while shooting for the stars.  What … Continue reading

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