To register for a workshop, fill out the form at the bottom of this page or call us at (860) 673-0223. All workshops are held on Thursday evenings at 615 pm and are approximately 45 minutes in length.
Heal Back Pain & Sciatica Naturally
Thurs, June 29, 2017 from 6:15-7 pm
Learn how to heal lower back pain and sciatica naturally, without the use of medications, injections, or surgery in this workshop.
- Prevent walking, standing, driving or sitting from causing pain
- Learn how exercise can reduce pain, or numbness/tingling
- Find out ways to prevent your back from going out
If any of this sounds like it would make an impact on you or a loved one's life, then this FREE workshop is the one for you. Start enjoying life more or prevent your life from being interrupted by pain.
Relieving tmj and Orofacial Pain
Thurs, July 6, 2017 from 6:15-7pm
Reduce jaw pain, tightness, and teeth grinding naturally, without the use of medications, braces, injections, or surgery.
Reduce enamel wear from grinding your teeth
Reduce jaw tightness and pain and prevent clicking or locking
Stop avoiding certain types of food because it is too uncomfortable to eat them
Eliminate headaches, neck tension, or ringing in the ears with your jaw pain
Treating temporomandibular joint dysfunction with physical therapy is an effective method to relieve pain and discomfort. The focus of physical therapy for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) is relaxation, stretching, and releasing tight muscles and scar tissue.
REDUCE SHOULDER & NECK TENSION
Thurs, July 13th, from 6:15-7 pm
Learn the true causes of chronic muscle tension and how to reduce chronic neck and shoulder pain naturally with gentle movement and exercise.
Do you carry tension in your neck and shoulders?
Do you find you wear your shoulders up by your ears?
Does your neck tension cause headaches?
If you answered yes, then this is the workshop is for you. We will address what causes your body to tense muscles, some simple exercises to reduce muscular tension, and how to build body awareness to prevent muscle tightness from starting in the first place.
Thurs, July 20th, 2017 from 6:15-7 pm
Did you know that your feet have three distinct arches? Feet are incredibly complicated structures that have 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments!
Learn how normal walking should to strengthen your feet naturally and how your feet can influence the posture of the rest of your body and vice versa. Discussions can include how to maintain strong, flexible feet to prevent or manage conditions like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction, and more.
Walk easy: Improving Hip & knee alignment
Next workshop date TBA.
Hip and knee alignment is determined by more than just those joints. Factors related to your posture, core, and feet can all contribute to the way your body organizes movement and ultimately imbalances can manifest as hip or knee pain. This workshop will cover the most common hip and knee ailments, will include a discussion of efficient gait and the relationship of spine and hip mobility.
PREPARING FOR JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY
Next workshop date TBA.
Getting in shape prior to surgery can make recovery easier. Pre-habilitation – “pre-hab” for short – is an exercise therapy program started at least six weeks (and preferably longer) before surgery. Studies have shown that the stronger and more flexible you are going into surgery, the faster you recover. Goals of a good pre-hab program include improved strength both for the limb under going surgery and the rest of your body as you compensate for the limb after surgery, improved body awareness and movement mechanics, as well as improved overall stamina and cardiovascular capacity can improve the rate of healing and recovery.
Our 2016 workshop was held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 615-7 pm.
You’ve got your ski pass and ski equipment, and you’re excited for the ski season. Now is the perfect time to condition your body for the powder days ahead. It's important to have good overall conditioning, and did you know that studies have been done on training programs that are scientifically proven to reduce injuries during skiing? Learn the latest science and be reminded of common sense tips on how to stay safe during the most wonderful time of the year.
ROTATIONAL SPORTS TUNE UP
Next workshop date TBA.
What do baseball, golf, and tennis all have in common? They all convert rotational energy into angular power as you transfer momentum from your body to the ball. Did you know that in golf, club head speed can reach over 80 mile/hr in under 1.3 seconds? How much force does your rotator cuff have to generate to achieve those 90 mile/hr fastballs? We touch upon biomechanics, the components of a well-rounding conditioning program, as well as the warning signs athletes should be familiar with to reduce the chance of injury.