I’m excited to share a new cutting edge thought process when it comes to health that I think all of you can relate to. Thrive is a collaboration of movement and nutrition, and was created to help educate people on the idea that you can’t heal nutrition without movement and you can’t heal movement without addressing nutrition.
If you have experienced chronic low back pain, or have stretched and mobilized but cant seem to get more mobility in your joints, there maybe more this equation then you may realize. Or maybe you’ve cleaned up your diet but still can’t seem to lose the weight that you want? Or your digestion is still fighting you and making you feel uncomfortable? Did you know that part of your general health and most of your immunity starts in your gut? And that things like poor diet, breathing, sleep, stress & disease can cause your gut to not function properly?
As a physical therapist, I have interacted with a variety of patients from Moms, Dads to high level athletes and regardless of your lifestyle, this information can potentially change the way you feel every single day. The best part about this? I’m going to teach you how to get your guts moving in the comfort of your own home. Brief videos will introduce you to why you need to have mobile guts, how to get your guts moving better and ways to limit irritation to your gut. I have also added in resources to help you learn and further your learning in areas that may be out of my scope of practice as a physical therapist. My hope is that you finish this course with the knowledge and application to take your life to the next level. And share with the people you love!
Understand how your guts may be the missing link between healing injury/improving movement & getting the most out of your nutrition.
Learn the major functions of your guts to help you understand why we need them working properly.
What causes your gut to become unhealthy and how that may relate to you and your current health goals.
It's important to know if this information is safe for you to apply to your body.
In addition to the medical disclaimer found in this video, here is a list of contraindications that would limit you from doing gut mobility or precautions that would lead you to taking caution while rolling.
Check out the resource diagram for more detail of what exactly you are massaging.
Things to remember as you roll:
* in the video I mention the use of bouncy balls, however I highly recommend the Coregeous ball (see resources to buy) because I can't vouch that other balls won't pop when you lie on it!
Increased amounts of stress can create the adhesions in the gut that we learned about earlier, limiting it's ability to function properly. Learning to control your stress will get you one step closer to a healthy gut.
Breathing is a natural, unconscious thing. Usually we breathe only enough to survive. Learn here, how to breathe and THRIVE.
Understanding how massage and posture can affect your stress.
Sleep is crucial to having a healthy body in general, and directly affects how well your gut will heal and move.
Creating a routine before bed to help your body wind down is a great place to start for improved sleep. Why not take care of your tissues and turn on your rest/relaxation at the same time!
If your neck is not in a good position throughout the night, your healing during sleep will be limited and you may find yourself in funky positions that strain your body. This means, filling the space between your head and upper body. The space will be larger if you're on your side, than if you were on your back. Avoid sleeping on your stomach at all costs because there is not way to be in a good position on your stomach! Unless you have a massage table with a face hole.....which is highly unlikely that you use that as your bed:)
I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011 from Mount St. Mary’s College and was certified through the NSCA in 2008 as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. With a background in coaching soccer and doing personal training at all levels, I received my CrossFit Level 1 and Mobility certification, and began to coach CrossFit in 2010. I have experience working in various outpatient orthopedic clinics, as well as working with athletes on-site at CrossFit Southbay during mobility classes, coaching CrossFit classes and private sessions. Although I love the community at CrossFit Southbay, it was time for me to explore new places so I moved to Denver, Co. I created Invincible LLC, and am currently working with people at various CrossFit gyms and Rehab facilities in the Denver area. I enjoy working with people in group classes, privately for more personalized goals & teaching workshops on various topics.