Events

Sore Feet, Tight Hips, and Weak Ankles? Easy to Fix!

With Elaine O’Brien and Kathryn Kohler

March 25th @ 10am – 1pm

Stand on your feet all day? Sit at a desk for far too long? Does it hurt just walking to the subway or the train station?

Each of these aches can be eased. There’s no need to move in pain or to live with soreness. Tight hips can ruin everything. Hips have big muscles, but those big muscles respond to length and freedom. Learn how to relax the tight hip flexors to release the pain in your feet and strengthen your ankles in a hands-on learning session.

This BodyFix Method™ workshop is limited to no more than 5-6 participants. With two therapists leading the session, hands-on treatments are basic to the work. This is not a sit-and-listen lecture, but a teaching and experiential process to heal joints and muscles for pain-free living.

Take a few hours out of your busy day for yourself. Find the way back to living without pain. Be able to move with grace and ease in everything you do. It’s a Saturday for you. Take the time to treat yourself to healing. Feel like you used to feel, vital and alive.

$80

Space is Limited, Enroll Now!

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Correct Shoulder Misalignment with Dynamic Stability! 

With Bill Boland and Kathryn Kohler

Saturday April 1st @ 9.30am – 4.30pm 

At any one time, 30% of American adults are affected by shoulder pain, swelling, or limitation of movement. Shoulder pain is likely underreported as most people accept shoulder pain as part of life.
This full-day workshop will demonstrate the dynamic beauty and complexity of the shoulders, its strengths and weaknesses. It will provide you with the assessment skills to see if a shoulder is misaligned and to know why.
The workshop and take-away materials will explain and teach the concept of dynamic stability and the shoulder’s need for dynamic stability. You will be able to use dynamic stability to establish and maintain your client’s shoulder health and alignment. You will then be able to correct the conditions that brought about the misalignment.
At the end of the workshop, which will be substantially hands-on work, not sitting, and listening, each of us should be able to develop an assessment-specific exercise program and instruct the client in it and in a modification of life activities. We should be able to examine and assess the condition of a client with shoulder pain, consider all musculoskeletal factors, and establish an exercise therapy program to address the condition(s).
This is an intermediate to advanced workshop and is intended to provide healthcare professionals with the tools to recognize and to correct movement impairment issues affecting the shoulder.
This workshop provides 0.4 ACE Certified Continuing Education Credits (CECs). 
 
April 1st, 2017: $100
Early Bird Discount:  Sign Up By March 18th 2017 – $80
Space Is Limited, Enroll Now!
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Manage Anxiety with Healthy Breathing

With Anita & Elaine

Saturday April 8th @  10am – 1pm

Many common symptoms are directly influenced by our breathing patters: shortness of breath and feeling lightheaded, being anxious and constantly worrying, or a nagging pain in your body that just won’t go away. All of these symptoms are certainly influenced by the way you breathe.

Our breathing patterns, stress levels, and our sensitivity to pain are deeply related. Day-to-day stressors, such as work, restless thoughts, and poor posture, all have an impact on our breathing patterns. Anxiety causes us to take shallow breaths and breathe with only our upper chest and shoulders instead of breathing deeply with the diaphragm, our primary breathing muscle. This pattern carries over to the upper body and shoulders, bringing an irritating pain that’s always there.

This workshop will teach simple self-help tools and techniques to break this vicious cycle of breathing dysfunction, chronic pain, and anxiety. The takeaways from this class will be an understanding of what Healthy Breathing is, how to treat anxiety and faulty breathing patterns, and what steps to take to mitigate its effects. Each participant will receive a DIY customized exercise program and hands-on instruction in implementing the work. Come join us Saturday to learn simple and effective exercises for Healthy Breathing and living.

$80

Space is Limited, Enroll Now!


Quickly Alleviate Neck and Shoulder Pain

With Anita & Kat

Saturday April 22nd @ 10am – 1pm

 The stress of daily living and unfriendly work environments contract muscles and alter normal movement patterns. The body needs length and expansion in movement during the day. Computers, smartphones, driving, and even carrying large bags all contribute to chronic misalignment in the upper body. Come join us this Saturday to learn simple and effective exercises for healthy shoulders, neck, and head alignment.

$80

Space is Limited, Enroll Now!


Can’t Wait To Play Golf? Strengthen Your Hips, Thighs, and Knees First!

With Bill Boland

Saturday, April 29th, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Golf is hard on the knees, especially knees with arthritis or knees with a previous injury. Knee injuries are related to the amount of rotation throughout the body that is required during the backswing and follow-through.

For a right-handed golfer, a significant amount of torque and valgus stress (stress to the inside of the knee) is generated at the left knee. The knees must stay flexed during the backswing to absorb some of the rotational stress of the swing.

Golf requires ankles that work, not just point, and flex, but to rotate the foot in and out without using the knee or the hips. The two rotation joints in the lower body are what we call the hip joint and the ankle. If the ankle joint doesn’t rotate, then the hip joints take on more work and the knee usually becomes the victim.

For the many golfers who have tight back muscles and joints, one of the ways to attempt to generate more turn in the backswing is to place more stress on the knee. This often leads to injuries to the medial (inside) meniscus. There are also many golfers with tight hip muscles, which changes the joint alignment at the knee. This again places more stress on the knee, making it more susceptible to injury.

Most golfers play hurt, with shoulder and hip tendonitis, sore and tight muscles, and arthritis, diagnosed or not. “Professional golfers condition to play golf; amateur golfers play golf to get in condition”, a Jack Nicklaus quote, which leads to the fact that 60% of amateur golfers will have a serious injury during their too short careers.

Why? Amateur golfers are often out of shape, almost always have faulty swing mechanics, and rarely warm up correctly or enough. How does an amateur know? Take advantage of the amateur resources available within a movement clinic like BodyFix Method™ or Golf-Body NYC.

Golf injuries start with the lead wrist, move to the lead elbow, go to the lead shoulder, run down to the lead knee, and finally end at the low back. Strengthen the muscles and joints needed for a contact sport like golf and correct faulty movement patterns that lead to significant injury. Come to a Spring Can’t Wait To Play Golf? Workshop at BodyFix Method™. It’s a one-day workshop and clinic that will change your golfing life. It’s a small group and hands-on work, not a sit-and-listen lecture.

April 29th, 2017: $100
Space Is Limited, Enroll Now!