Quick Tip: Want to invest more in movement?

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness

At the beginning of the year, we had an amazing time at our workshop on optimal lower body movement — Stretch. Strengthen. Run. There was a lot to take in!

PT Tony Comella shared tips for strengthening, Nutritionist Karyn Duggan lectured on anti-inflammatory eating, and Psoas chiropractor Katherine McCarty taught foam rolling techniques for alignment. Members of the Psoas clinical team also spoke about how they support runners and others who work their lower bodies hard — using systems and techniques like the Axis Syllabus, NeuroKinetic Therapy, and taping.

Some of the workshop attendees asked us to follow-up with useful takeaways, and we wanted to share some with you, too. To start, here are a few of Karyn Duggan’s tips for anti-inflammatory eating:

  • Minimize consumption of processed, packaged foods
  • Ensure you’re sufficiently hydrated
  • Minimize sugar intake
  • Regulate your blood sugar — avoid “highs” and “lows”
  • Choose healthy fats
  • Eat fiber
  • Boost your antioxidant status by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Include spices and herbs with anti-inflammatory properties (such as turmeric and ginger)
  • Identify and eliminate food allergens/sensitivities/intolerances

Below, we’re also sharing a couple videos from PT Tony Comella. He’s an incredible physical therapist and conditioning coach — and we’re excited to work with him on future workshops. We’re planning a day-long workshop in late spring/early summer to delve even deeper into functional movement practices like these, so if you’re interested in learning more, just reach out!

Proper Form for a Squat & Split Squat

Check out PT Tony Comella’s short and sweet demos of proper alignment for a squat and split squat! And if you want to learn more about Tony and his coaching, check out his website here.