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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Setting Your Goals & Making Plans

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Setting Your Goals & Making Plans

I hope you survived the holidays and are starting the New Year with a positive mindset 🙂

Like many people, you’ve probably started to think about what you’d like to achieve or change in the coming year.

This could include any variety of aspects of your life, such as losing weight, exercising more, learning a new skill, joining a club, spending more time with your spouse or kids, etc.

But before you start establishing your goals and making any definite plans, I have some information I’d like to share with you:

Have you ever heard the expression “start with WHY” before?​

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Self-Correction Technique for SI Joint Pain (Anterior Rotation)

Sacro-Iliac Joint (SIJ) pain can be tricky to treat at times, and it’s often overlooked by doctors and physical therapists alike.

This is because changes in the alignment of the SI joints won’t typically show up on imaging, such as x-rays or MRIs.

Instead, we use different techniques to diagnose SIJ pain, such as your pelvic landmarks and leg lengths.

When this information is combined with your physical exam, we can usually narrow down the alignment of the SI joints, and from there we can figure out how to get you back in good alignment and out of pain.

And while this is difficult to do on your own at home, I wanted to share an effective treatment technique for the most common type of SIJ pain we see, which is an anterior rotation.

In the video, I’ll explain how to assess your pelvic alignment, and then I’ll go into the technique.

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How to Avoid Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headaches While Flying (part 2 of 2)

How to Avoid Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headaches While Flying (part 2 of 2)

This week, I’m back with part 2 all about ways to avoid things like back pain, neck and headaches while flying.

If you caught the blog/video last week, I shared 8 tips to help you avoid pain in general. (click here to see that post)

And today, I want to share some specific stretches with you.

There are 5 in the video. The first 3 are for your neck and back, and the last 2 are for your leg muscles.

I hope you enjoy the video and that the stretches help you stay out of pain while flying!

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How to Avoid Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headaches While Flying (part 1 of 2)

How to Avoid Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headaches While Flying (part 1 of 2)

Earlier this week, as I was returning to Spokane from sunny Orlando, I had plenty of time to do some thinking…

And as I was looking at the people around me, it occurred to me how painful flying can be for some people.

Between the uncomfortable chairs, the prolonged sitting, and the awkward neck posture, it’s easy to see how flying can be so hard on your body.

This led to the inspiration for today’s video, which includes 8 tips to help you reduce back pain, neck pain and headaches while flying.

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3 Steps to Maintain Balance & Avoid a Fall

3 Steps to Maintain Balance & Avoid a Fall

While there are multiple factors that affect your ability to maintain your balance and prevent a fall, it’s nice to look at the bigger picture before diving into the details.

And when it comes to maintaing balance, you can basically break it down into 3 things that you must do:

Sense your balance in relationship to your environment
Process this information via your brain
Respond and make necessary corrections

Each step involves various factors, which I’ll cover briefly in today’s video.

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