The Pain Free Athlete :: Knee Injuries

Find Non-Movement-Based Techniques to Manage Stress

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, which will be released this summer.   Injuries raise your stress level. Looking back at the previous tips (for your healing journey), each of these could be a source … Read More

Beware of Stretching Your Hamstrings

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, which will be released this summer.   Muscles need to be balanced between the front and back as well as the left and right sides of the body to … Read More

The Pain Free Athlete :: To Do Everything

Achieve More in 2017 with an Organized Mind

Are you perpetually making to-do lists–but find yourself unable to complete the tasks efficiently? Do you often feel lost and overwhelmed with your responsibilities, and despite being continuously busy, perceive you are not making progress in the important aspects of … Read More

The Pain Free Athlete :: Winged Scapulae

How to Fix Winged Shoulder Blades

What are winged shoulder blades? The image above shows a young boy with winged shoulder blades (scapulae). Notice the pen marks on the inner edge of the scapulae where these bones are sticking out from his back. There is a gap … Read More

The Pain Free Athlete :: Foot Alignment

Don’t Fear Foot Pronation

Pronation is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “rotation of the medial bones in the midtarsal region of the foot inward and downward so that in walking the foot tends to come down on its inner margin.” You can see … Read More

The Pain Free Athlete :: Hip Joint

Osteoarthritis is a Symptom of Postural Misalignments

At 38 I was diagnosed with severe (grade 4) bone-on-bone left hip osteoarthritis. Too young for a joint replacement, I was advised by my doctor to reduce my activity level and avoid any movements that hurt. When the pain was … Read More

Posture, Presence, and Personal Power

“Our bodies change our minds …and our minds change our behavior …and our behavior changes our outcomes.”   This was written on one of the slides in Amy Cuddy’s popular TED Talk: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are. Her … Read More