Dealing with pain is exhausting. Not only do you have to be hyper aware of movements, positions and activities that may increase your pain, but at the same time, you are likely not sleeping well. This excessive attention from the brain takes both mental, and physical energy. Your brain starts to reorganize. Larger and more diverse sections of the brain will start to devote themselves to tracking your symptoms. Once more of your brain is dedicated to your pain, your nervous system goes…Read More
It’s running season in Vermont. Every year, in late winter, early spring, competing in the marathon begins to show up as a goal of many physical therapy patients here in Burlington. What is this desire to participate in a long run, regardless of whether or not one has ever been a runner?
Maybe it is the need to have a goal based on an outdoor activity, marking the beginning of the warm weather and the unofficial start of summer. Perhaps it is an attempt to shed the winter layer…Read More
Nothing says summer like practicing yoga outside! Spend your early summer mornings practicing yoga right on the docks of the Community Sailing Center, overlooking Lake Champlain and the scenic Adirondack Mountains. Emerge physically energized and mentally prepared to take on the excitement the rest of a summer day may bring.
June 5 – September 1
Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings
Mondays with Rachel de Simone
Wednesdays with Bonnie Glass
Fridays with Adam Bluestein
Holistic. In health care, this term is often used as an equivalent to “alternative medicine.” A more literal definition (found with a quick search on Google) is “characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.”
In health care generally, and physical therapy specifically, the focus can be narrow and look only at the area of symptoms and perhaps only the muscles and bones associated with that…Read More
It is no secret that there are many skills to be gained and lessons to be learned while traveling abroad, especially when it’s a solo venture. There are small things like quick estimations of C to F and how to take unabashed selfies in beautiful places. Then there are the arguably more important things like how to fully trust your intuition. It is also no secret (to those of you who know me) that I am pretty much always thinking about yoga and its applications. Needless to say, my…Read More
As we approach the equinox and move into spring, often changes in our life mimic what we are seeing in the outside world- the amount of daylight swiftly increases, a frozen river begins to rush, our driveway shifts from frozen to mud pit in a matter of hours. Changes which are perceived as both positive and negative can be stressful. The breath can be an anchor which supports us and helps guide us through times of intense change.
At first glance, the breath can teach us that ebb and…Read More