Exercise Remediation Therapies
A dozen years of clinical experience in treating many musculoskeletal issues has illustrated to Todd that if he is going to go the distance with his clients to get them out of pain and keep them out of pain, he needs to be a teacher and a guide. The acupuncture and bodywork represent the intervention. Rehabilitation and neuromuscular education are the turnkey for full healing and recovery to occur.
Todd will work with you to evaluate and modify the way that you move in the world to keep you healthy and thriving. When we can change function we can change form. Newly integrated patterns of movement actually reshape our physical forms, enabling lasting health. The exercises that Todd utilizes represent a targeted attempt to retrain the body into its natural state.
Pain is an opportunity for change and healing
Tai Qi is an ancient Chinese tradition that is practiced today as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow focused manner while breathing deeply. During your Acupuncture appointment, Tai Qi exercises may be taught to improve your recovery and healing.
Qi Gong is a form of gentle exercise combining coordinated body postures, breathing and meditation with the goal of improving your physical, mental and spiritual health. During your Acupuncture appointment, Qi Gong movements may be taught to supplement your recovery and healing.
Benefits of Qi Gong and Tai Chi
Beyond just exercising muscles, Qi Gong and Tai Chi work on all of the body-mind systems.
- Retrain neuromuscular pathways
- Open channel system of meridians which in turn affects musculoskeletal system, neuromuscular system,fascial system, and organ system
- Alleviate pain
- Free the spine and associated nerve pathways
- Detoxification and release of pathogens
- Calm the mind and relieves stress
- Release musculoskeletal tension
- Affect cardiovascular system and regulates blood pressure
- Postural correction
- Improve lung function, regulate the diaphragm and address lung disorders
- Regulate digestion, liver and gallbladder function
- Support pelvic floor and urogenital health
What Todd Asks of You
Pain is often a result of this phenomenon: Tissues respond to the stresses put upon them. It is a universal truth that we all get distracted and distanced from our own bodies and minds amidst the fast moving current of life. Armed with this knowledge, we know that chronic pain and discomfort represents an opportunity for awareness and change.
Only with a keen understanding of limiting and self-defeating patterns of movement can we turn towards a new pathway of being and moving, be it with posture, gait or even attitudes. Todd asks that you examine and consider changing the way that you move in the world.
Todd acknowledges that there is a learning curve when setting on a path to new habits and behaviors. Experts say that it takes at minimum 2 weeks to integrate a new pattern into daily life; a month signals being well on one’s way! Expect there to be homework and suggestions shared with you. And remember to be patient, as true progress requires perseverance and may be gradual.