Mon June 1,2015

According to Dr. Andrew Weil integrated medicine by definition is: Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.

The principles of integrative medicine:
A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process
Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body’s innate healing response

Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit and community as well as body

A philosophy that neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically

Recognition that good medicine should be based in good science, be inquiry driven, and be open to new paradigms

Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible

Use of the broader concepts of promotion of health and the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease

Training of practitioners to be models of health and healing, committed to the process of self-exploration and self-development

In today’s world we have to stop taking a pill or a shot or a chemical for every ache and pain we get.  Pharmaceutical companies have gotten rich while so many patients have gotten sicker or addicted.  We have to start taking better care of ourselves on a daily basis and prepare for the senior years to be as healthy as possible.

Some methods of integrative medicine are: Exercise-which includes FOUNDATION TRAINING , yoga, Pilates.  Massage-taking care of muscles and soft tissue.  Chiropractic-taking care of spine, joints, discs and communication pathways.  Acupuncture-to treat pain and alter the body’s energy flow into healthier patterns.  Meditation. Aromatherapy. Reiki Treatment-therapy for stress reduction and relaxation. Support groups.

These are a few that come to mind…I’m sure there are many more.  

To be healthy the body needs to be treated as a whole…the physical, emotional and mental.  Consider some of the above treatments.  They will get your brain working better, your physical body moving better which will help you feel better.  When we feel good we are move giving, loving, emotionally present and more.

Have a great day!


Sat 3/28/15:

I wanted to share this post on FOUNDATION TRAINING.  I do not know David Harvin personally, but as a FT instructor I appreciate his thoughts during the last certification in Atlanta.

The health and fitness arena is ever growing, ever changing and more competitive than ever.

I do personally know Dr Goodman, Ian, Dustin and the whole FT team.  They are very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable practioners and teachers.  They are bringing FT along the right way…slowly.  Always working on making FT better.  Always working to help people manage their pain with their own bodies.  FOUNDATION TRAINING is a healthcare product…that works!

I have been through a certification (no.4).  For me…it was life changing also.  I left that certification a different personal trainer.  My training techniques have changed since Sept of 2013… FT, has not only eliminated my back pain but made me a better trainer.  My mission became to help others learn why they have pain issues, balance problems and such.  Then help them correct these problems with FT principals.  Teaching them to improve their bodies with their own musculature.  This is the way to better movement, and better health.

Once you get thru the certification you become part of the FT family.  I have met so many other health care professionals…doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapist, yoga teachers, more personal trainers.  We all share ideas, experiences with clients.  We can go to our group page and ask a question…boom, here come so solutions.  Even, Eric, Erin, Dustin…the whole team participate.   The team helps us in everyway be better practioners as they keep developing FT to make it better for our patients/clients.

FOUNDATION TRAINING is a valuable tool to have in the tool box.  Combine FT with other modalities such as chiropractic, or massage, most people will successfully be able to manage their pain issues.  Use FT as a warm up for any type of activity and/or as a cool down after.  The first thing I do every morning at the coffee pot is a couple of deep long decompression breaths…does the body good!

The health care field is big business making big bucks.  That will probably only get worse…

For those of you who want to take care of your body, who want to stay away from pain medicine, who want to move better and feel better… LEARN FOUNDATION TRAINING!  Apply it in everything you do.



Mon 2/23/15
I just want to take a minute to acknowledge my gratitude for how awesome FOUNDATION TRAINING is.
To have a tool that can teach a person about their own body.
To have a tool to help get someone out of pain.
To have a tool that teaches awareness.
To have a tool that can help correct imbalances and poor movement patterns.
To have a tool that can correct posture.
To have a tool that will help chiropractors, massage therapists and other mediums work…work better…last longer…
To have a tool that can help people move better and feel better.

Because of FOUNDATION TRAINING… I am a better teacher.
Because of FOUNDATION TRAINING…I am inspired to learn more so I can help more and teach more.
Because of FOUNDATION TRAINING…I get to learn from other awesome practitioners of different mediums.
Because of FOUNDATION TRAINING…I am forever connected to the FT family.

FOUNDATION TRAINING is powerful medicine!


MONDAY 1/26/15:
Dorsi Flexion is the ability to lift the ball of your foot up towards your ankle.
Give it a try right now. Stand up evenly balanced. With one foot lift the toes and ball of foot upward without shifting your body. Tougher than you thought? The inability to produce enough dorsi flexion can cause a lot of gait issues and muscle imbalance. Those of you who can not dorsi flex adequately most likely over pronate also. You over pronate to compensate the lack of dorsi flexion. Again, this is how all kinds of muscular problems happen and lead to joint pain and overall body pain.
What causes poor dorsiflexion?
Poor dorsiflexion can be attributed to a number of factors. These include:
Flexibility issues with the Gastroc/Soleus complex (muscles of the calf).
Ankle joint restriction. This can be due to a tight joint capsule and/or scar tissue and adhesions in the joint from prior injuries or surgeries.
Anterior pelvic tilt posture. Bad posture (how often do you slouch when you’re sitting at your desk?) brings the body’s center of mass forward, which causes the ankle to plantar flex in an attempt to balance it out.
Ladies wearing high heels all the time. This puts the foot in extension for long periods of time and tightens the calf for long periods of time.
What to do about lack of dorsi flexion?
First, you may want to see a foot doctor or some type of movement coach, personal trainer or therapist who can give you exercises.
Secondly, learn some self myofascial release techniques. Use a foam roller on your shin and your calf. Use a tennis ball or golf ball on your foot. This will help loosen some of the soft tissue so that you can add some stretches.
Thirdly, learn Foundation Training. FT on a regular basis will have you dorsi flex, stretch the calf and the whole posterior kinetic chain. In time you will have more mobility and flexibility which leads to better movement patterns and less pain.
If you are in pain, bent over, have poor posture or really any body issue…contact me. Let me help you feel better. I work with an awesome network of practionors.
You do not have to stay in pain!

Please Open This Link and Read…

Good Thursday morning everyone. I would like for everyone to take just 5 minutes to open the above link and read the short evaluation of a FOUNDATION TRAINING class. I know I am on here everyday talking about it, but FT is worth all the time and effort I spend trying to get it out there.
I have been in the fitness industry a very long time, played a lot of sports, have worked out my entire life. FOUNDATION TRAINING is absolutely the best fitness product I have run across in a long time. It is not going to be short lived!
It is the best combination of workout/stretching/therapy out there. You can do it daily for all of 10 minutes, or do a 30 min to hour long workout with it. FT will help improve your body, prevent injury, strengthen your body…FT is the Whole package!

Read the article please.
Over and out…Lets do Thursday!