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Are You a ShapeShifter

ARE YOU A SHAPESHIFTER? My 9 year old daughter Caryn wrote a story about creatures that can change shape known as shapeshifters. This word resonated with me in my world of managing pain. I consider my profession a shapeshifter coach.  Our existence works around how well we can breathe. We favor a shape and keep shifting back into that shape to breathe well. It manifests eventually as our predominant posture. Through the years, we stop shifting our shapes because we are comfortable wit...
Posted on 2021-01-28

Nordic Walking with Urban Poles

NORDIC  WALKING  WITH  URBAN  POLES Urban Poling or Nordic Walking has toning, calorie-burning and postural benefits that have made it popular in Europe for decades and is a workout favorite in Canada, Australia, the UK, Ireland and now the USA!  I first started Urban Poling for fitness about a year ago and I have loved it because it is such a great total body workout. I have found that Urban Poling has helped me to walk further & for longer periods of time by re...
Posted on 2020-08-27

Manage your Pain whether Acute or Chronic

Manage your Pain whether Acute or Chronic
ACUTE AND CHRONIC PAIN    What is acute pain?  It is a pain of sudden onset usually triggered by an event like an accident or trauma.  Swelling, redness and difficulty moving the body part ensues.  It lasts for 14 days and can be prolonged if not treated appropriately or the person has not sought professional help after 2 weeks.  An example is the onset of back pain after lifting a heavy box. What is chronic pain? It is a type of pain that persists after 3-6...
Posted on 2020-07-16

How To Beat Cold Weather From Hurting You

How To Beat Cold Weather From Hurting You
Yep, you have heard your older folks complain about how the coldness of winter or the muggy heat of summer make the knees hurt or the back hurts. As a youngster back then, I always wondered why that is as  it never affected me. Since we have no control over the weather, we can focus on what to change or do to beat natural events that surround us. One thing that is easy to do is check if you are wearing appropriate clothing. A nice cozy scarf wrapped around your neck can help regulate yo...
Posted on 2018-02-22

Running Does Not Have to Hurt To Stay Fit

Running Does Not Have to Hurt To Stay Fit
To the runner whose knee is hurting and limping after an endophin- filled run….. You have been ignoring it , making yourself believe you gotta have some pain to get your gains. One day, you can’t push it back much longer as the experience of burning and sharp sensation on the front of your knee is felt as you step up a curb. A pop of 2, 3 or 4 Advil’s , the thought of not being able to run and be forced to rest- worry sets in. Taking pain killers is a band aid to the prob...
Posted on 2016-09-27
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