Pilates for Neurological Conditions is Coming!

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Feeling excited to be hosting this terrific program! Led by Mariska Breland, there are instructors coming from Canada, California, Utah and all parts of Tucson to attend this. Looking forward to sharing ideas and learning so many new skills to help my clients. The course covers working with people who have Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke and other neurological conditions. I can’t wait to post some great info!

Video: Six Exercises to Improve your Balance

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Here are the six exercises that were prepared for the Good Morning Arizona segment on bone health a few weeks back. Spending just a few minutes a day performing these easy moves will help you gain better body awareness, improve your balance and strengthen your core. All you need is a non-slip surface to stand on and if your balance is a bit shaky, a sturdy chair, railing or counter to hold on to. It is best to practice these ...

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Good Morning Arizona segment on Osteoporosis and Bone Health

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Good Morning Arizona with Dr. ThompsonI was graciously invited by Dr. Sharon Thompson from Central Phoenix Obstetrics and Gynecology to join her on a Good Morning Arizona segment discussing Osteoporosis and Bone Health. Doing a segment on a morning show is always exciting! In July 2009,  when I was working as a financial advisor I did a segment on “How to Avoid ...

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Foam Rolling for Strength, Balance and Relaxation

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Like gluten-free foods and essential oils, foam rolling is making headlines. Inexpensive, lightweight and versatile, foam rollers are used for stretching, self-massage, strength and stability exercises. One of the nicest things about using a foam roller as a support for stretching is that you have a curved surface to work on. You are inches off the ground and chances of falling off are minimal so you can really relax into your stretch. You can find many ...
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How Can I Improve My Balance So I Won’t Fall?  

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One thing that seems to be on everyone’s list is improving balance. Whether it’s due to a physical condition, weakness from a surgery or illness, or aging–unsteady balance affects one’s activities of daily living. Did you know that falling is the leading cause of injury-related mortality among Arizona residents 65 years and old in 2014? Falling is the leading reason for emergency room visits for those ages 45-64. Those are scary statistics! Falls can be prevented through modifications ...

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