Maestro Musings

Abdominal Massage: A Gut Feeling

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

The next time you find yourself bloated, constipated, or praying to the GI gods, try some abdominal massage. Your body will thank you. 

I Like Big Butts and I Cannot Lie

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. We’re doing it wrong, folks. Learn how to hip hinge. Your body will thank you.

Your Diaphragm Hates Your Skinny Jeans

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Breathing can decrease stress, increase mobility/flexibility, and improve our general functionality. The caveat is, you have to be doing it properly, and chances are, you’re doing it all wrong.

Quasimodo Worked on Wall Street

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

It’s no secret that sitting all day is slowly killing us. Humans are not designed to be hunched over desks, be it sitting or standing, for 8+ hours a day, but I’ve accepted the fact that I’m not going to change the working habits of New Yorkers. Instead, I want to chat a little about […]

Help Yourself Heal Yourself: Creating Your Own Mobility Toolbox

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Help Yourself Heal Yourself: Creating Your Own Mobility Toolbox  One of the basic tenets of Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD is that ‘all humans should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves.’ While this may not be the most financially beneficial stance to adopt as a PT, I could not agree more. Let me repeat that, […]

The Selfie That Broke the Camel’s Back

Monday, October 20th, 2014

The Selfie That Broke the Camel’s Back Despite what Instagram would have you believe, arching your back and sticking your rear end out is NOT an ideal posture. A pose that seems to generate tons of ‘likes’ is what we in the biz refer to as “an anterior pelvic tilt with excessive lumbar lordosis.” While […]

Putting the ‘I’ in Physical Therapy

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Putting the ‘I’ in Physical Therapy Sent in from Eileen Wheniwalk: “So I’ve had back pain on and off for about 20 years. I’ve gone to PT in the past and they usually do the to tingly electrical stuff and some ultrasound and I rest, and the symptoms seem to mostly go away after a […]

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