Maintain Vim and Vigor Throughout Your Senior Years

PHOTO COURTESY OF PEXELS.COM. Many people see aging and senior years as a steady descent, that losing energy, strength, and health is part of the natural order of things. While some of the effects of aging during our senior years are beyond our control, there are opportunities for maintaining your well-being through day-to-day choices. Here is practical advice for retaining vim …

Regular Exercise Decreases Chronic Muscle Pain

Chronic Muscle Pain and Exercise Chronic muscle pain is a significant health problem and is associated with an increase in pain during acute physical activity. Study A study by researchers from the Universityof Iowa examined if regular physical activity has a role in the development of chronic muscle pain. The study used mice as subjects and divided them into three groups: A group of mice …

Spinal Postures. Permission: Dr. Joe Muscolino.

Elongation of the Spine

Biomechanics of Elongation of the Spine POSTERIOR AND RIGHT LATERAL VIEWS OF THE SPINE. PERMISSION DR. JOE MUSCOLINO. KINESIOLOGY – THE SKELETAL SYSTEM AND MUSCLE FUNCTION, 3RD EDITION (ELSEVIER, 2017). Elongation of the spine is often spoken of by Pilates instructors as one of the objectives for clients to achieve. But what exactly is elongation of the spine and how is it achieved biomechanically? …

Feldenkrais – A different way to relieve years of back pain

** This article is from the Washington Post by Lisa Rien. You can view the full article HERE.** In my first Feldenkrais class, we lay on our backs with eyes closed and drifted our eyeballs left to right and back again. We shifted our heads from side to side as our eyes followed in their sockets. Then we changed it …

Superficial Back Line Myofascial Meridian. Permission: Dr. Joe Muscolino.

The Evidence of Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians

Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians SUPERFICIAL BACK LINE MYOFASCIAL MERIDIAN. PERMISSION JOSEPH E. MUSCOLINO. KINESIOLOGY – THE SKELETAL SYSTEM AND MUSCLE FUNCTION, 3RD ED. (ELSEVIER, 2017).MODELED FROM TOM MYERS’ ANATOMY TRAINS ART. The Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians concept by Tom Myers is quite popular amongst manual and movement therapists. However there has been little scientific evidence to support this concept until recently. …

Thoracic Hyperkyphosis. Permission Dr. Joe Muscolino.

How Pilates Can Treat Thoracic Hyperkyphosis, also known as Rounded Back

Pilates can treat Thoracic Hyperkyphosis When a client presents with hyperkyphosis of the thoracic spine (upper and middle back) to a Pilates instructor, there is no doubt that Pilates can treat thoracic hyperkyphosis. In fact, there are many approaches that a Pilates instructor can use to help improve the client’s condition. And for each of these approaches, many Pilates exercises can be …

The Making Of A Master Pilates Instructor – a 3 part workshop

Good Bones, Parts 1 & 2, instructed by Jospeh Pilates’ very own trainee and professional dancer, Sonje Mayo. Sonje specializes in the treatment of Scoliosis, a three-dimensional deformity that occurs when the spine becomes abnormally rotated and curved sideways. She uses the Schroth Method which consists of exercises designed to elongate the trunk, and correct imbalances of the spine. In developing the …

Power Lunch Mat Classes

Return back to work refreshed after taking this power packed 45 minute class in a supportive and fun environment which will energize and align you for the rest of your work day! Teachers: Friday: Lisa Frey Time: 12:10 – 12:55 pm (45 mins – so you can sneak out and get back to work right on time!) NEW CLIENTS SPECIAL: 4 …