ARE YOU IN PAIN?

I believe you can live a pain free life, and I am dedicated to helping you do just that.

 

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WHAT IS NKT?

NeuroKinetic Therapy™ is a sophisticated form of movement therapy that goes beyond the treatment of symptoms and instead focuses on the root causes of pain and dysfunction.
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Jun 30th, 2014

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Category: Functional Movement/Personal Training
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Don’t Fear the Wobble

Last week I was working with a personal training client. The exercises I had her doing became super challenging to her balance. She began to wobble and said, “Wow, I have a balance problem.” My response was “No! You don’t have a balance problem, your balance is doing exactly what it is supposed too. It’s Read more...

May 12th, 2014

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Category: Barefoot Running
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The Vibrams Lawsuit Settlement

    People who bought these Vibram FiveFinger shoes may be entitled to a refund     Last week, this story blew up on my Facebook page. I was immediately asked for my opinion on the settlement by several different people. Here are my thoughts. People are making a big of a deal out of Read more...

Apr 28th, 2014

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The Art of Fitness is Growing

My biggest goal of The Art of Fitness is to help change the lives of as many people as possible. In order to do this, TAO-Fit must grow. So I’m excited to announce– I’m hiring. I am seeking a personal assistant. If the description below fits, you’re interested in joining The Art of Fitness, and Read more...

Feb 17th, 2014

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Category: Life
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It’s Because I’m Getting Old

Tweet: It hurts because I’m getting old! I have been a movement professional for over 15 years. In that time, I’ve had the pleasure to help hundreds of wonderful people move and feel better, reach their fitness and health goals, and create positive change in their lives. I work with an incredibly diverse clientele of Read more...

Feb 2nd, 2014

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Category: Life
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It Hurts When I Run

Does barefoot running help heal low back pain and potential instability to the sacroiliac (SI) joint?
I have lived a barefoot/minimalist lifestyle for over five years. However, I have been unable to run consistently for the past three. I have gait dysfunction connected to 5 knee surgeries, and a long list of other injuries associated with sports, stubbornness, and my reckless youth. The gait dysfunction shows in my body’s ability to absorb the impact energy of footfall as it transfers up the kinetic chain through my ankles, knees, hips, spine, and shoulders.

Jan 27th, 2014

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My Interview with Beth Berry of Revolution From Home

This week, I had the honor of contributing on an article with Beth Berry of Revolution From Home. Beth is an incredible writer and dear friend. She writes for National Geographic Green Living and Mothering. Her blog is brilliant and entertaining in its chronicles of her “crazy” life, challenges of cultural and conventional “wisdom”, thoughts and Read more...

Jan 20th, 2014

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Category: Life
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The Injury Corner

Over the past few years, I have offered guidance in online forums to people dealing with chronic pain and injury. Oftentimes in these forums everyone is an “expert.” It is nearly impossible to differentiate a professional Movement Specialist, therapist, or coach from a non-professional layman. The problem is that much of this advice, although well Read more...

Dec 5th, 2013

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Category: Functional Movement/Personal Training
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Falling Down Stairs

When your workouts hurt you, it’s time to take a hard look inside at how you value yourself, your body; and your life. It is not fitness or a workout when it hurts you. It is self destruction. As Dr. Dooley said, “Time is valuable. You can spend it beating yourself up, or you can spend it BUILDING yourself up.”

Oct 22nd, 2013

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Category: Pain and Injury Treatment and Prevention
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Don’t Chase Pain, Break Free!

NeuroKinetic Therapy™ is a sophisticated form of movement therapy that goes beyond the treatment of symptoms and instead focuses on the root causes of pain and dysfunction. It can be used as both an assessment tool and rehabilitative technique for chronic pain and injury. It is very effective for treatment of pain in the low back, neck, shoulders, knees, hips, and feet; NKT is also used for improving walking/running gait, correcting poor posture, preventing injury, and enhancing athletic performance. For many, treatment can result in nearly instantaneous relief from pain and discomfort.

Sep 22nd, 2013

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Category: Massage Therapy
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Finding Relief From Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the symptoms of pain located at the heel or plantar fascia of the foot–the thick connective tissue which supports the arch of the foot. It is often most painful in the morning with the first steps out of bed, and may be aggravated by standing, walking, or running.

Sep 15th, 2013

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Category: Barefoot Running
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Foam Roller Self Massage For Calf and Foot Relief

As a fitness coach and deep tissue massage therapist, I help clients improve movement quality to aid in the healing, recovery, and prevention of chronic pain and injury . In many clients, I see a connection between their persistent pain and the health of their feet. Painful conditions of the knees, hips, low back, shoulders, Read more...

Aug 27th, 2013

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Nutrition 101

Check out this great article on Debunking The Calorie Myth– Why “Calories in, Calories Out” is Wrong by Kris Gunnars of Authority Nutrition. Read it once and after your head stops spinning, read it again. Seriously, this is like taking Nutrition 101. Some really great take aways. Here’s one of them: “Optimal nutrition and disease prevention Read more...

Aug 25th, 2013

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Category: Life
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An Inspiring Story

I came across this video yesterday on a colleague’s, Brandon LaVack of LaVack Fitness Facebook feed. It is truly an inspiring story which invoked some internal self reflection on my part. Two questions popped into my mind. 1. What do I have that this guy, Richie Parker, doesn’t have? 2. What does he have that Read more...