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My Top 10 Fitness Resources (and one secret bonus)

My Top 10 Fitness Resources (and one secret bonus)

As a continuation from my last post, Top 10 NYC Boutique Studios with the Best Instructors, I’d like to share with you my favorite places to get new fitness information, and what each is excellent at. 1. Pub Med: Trick question!  If you are a…

Top 10 NYC boutique Studios with the BEST instructors

Top 10 NYC boutique Studios with the BEST instructors

As a physical therapist, I’m very particular about workouts and boutique studios. The moment a teacher recommends something out of alignment or that has potential for injury, I’m out. My body is my tool, and I want to keep it working beautifully. I’m excited to…

Mouth Breathing and Neck Pain

Mouth Breathing and Neck Pain

Have you ever completed CPR training?

One of the first rules of giving rescue breaths is to open the mouth, and then tilt the chin forward to open the airway. This is because, with the mouth open and the neck in correct alignment, the airway is tight.

Mouth breathers, without realizing it, will naturally tilt their chin forward throughout the day to help themselves breathe. They can’t help it. It is SO much more comfortable than trying to breathe through the mouth with the chin tucked. Try it yourself.

This, along with many other orthodontic reasons why mouth breathing can create chaos in your body, causes forward head posture and neck pain in nearly all chronic mouth breathers. Simply fixing your breathing can give tremendous relief to the sub-occipital muscles, and is one more step in the journey to unlocking perfect posture for your body.

Pilates and Posture

Pilates and Posture

“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.” – Joseph Pilates According to Pilates (and physical therapy, and NY Posture Bar), there are 4 movement principles for rehabilitation: Breathing, Alignment, Core Control,…