Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Kelsey O’Donoghue Imagine attending a workout class in which you warm up with stretching…seems pretty normal, right? Now imagine continuing to stretch for the whole class. Studios selling this concept are popping up around the nation - classes composed entirely of stretching are becoming more and… Continue reading Stretching: More than just a warm-up?
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Kelsey O’Donoghue For over a decade I consistently saw a physical therapist to help cope with my chronic pain, but never felt fully satisfied with my results. I thought I was doing everything within my power to alleviate my symptoms, but it was still not enough… Continue reading Is Kundalini Yoga the Movement Therapy You’ve Been Looking For?
I dread the thought of getting wet and smelling like chlorine. That was the first thing I thought when thinking about trying pool therapy for my musculoskeletal issues. However, embracing the spirit of adventure and experimentation of my New Year’s Resolution, I went ahead and signed up for two pool therapy session. Still, I couldn’t… Continue reading One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
After going through many phases of information overload in from the sheer number of therapies available, these therapies no longer overwhelm me. Instead, I now have the opportunity to venture beyond my ten year comfort zone at The Bar Method, try new movement therapies, and find the right fit. In an ideal world, I would… Continue reading DIY Movement Therapy: Finding the Right Cocktail
Looking around, there’s a yoga studio on every corner. With classes, retreats, workshops, and teacher training, one could assume that Yoga has become a mainstream form of exercise. If you had any doubts, just look at the wide assortment of Yoga magazines that vie for your attention in the supermarket checkout lines. A recent NY… Continue reading DIY Yoga Therapy: Flexing Your Muscles and Spirit
By Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, and Ellen M Martin While we wait for traditional medicine to catch up to our needs, will integrative practices be the way to go? Following Lilly, Julie, from It’s Just a Bad Day, further emphasizes how diet and lifestyle modifications have significantly improved her autoimmunity. Having done so much research on… Continue reading Tinkering and Tweaking with Self Care
At Stanford Medicine X 2014, I presented my vision of future care which included shared decision making and collaboration between the patient and three types of care teams- a food as medicine team, a musculoskeletal integrity team and a well-being team. Could my vision be coming true? Recently, there have been several articles describing the… Continue reading Complementary Medicine Coming to the Forefront
In my previous post, I wrote about my first experience attending a mindfulness session. Needless to say, it was a successful experiment, and keen to learn more, I returned to the Hammer to see what the subsequent mindfulness sessions would inspire. My second session was led by Diana Winston-whose soothing voice and demeanor left me refreshed and… Continue reading DIY Experiments: Mindfulness Parts 2 and 3
Ever since exploring concepts of feedback loops and behavior change, I have been in a period of personal experimentation. Have you ever had that thing on your to-do list that never makes it to the top? There seem to be lots of excuses that stand in the way, until one day, you just decide to make it happen.… Continue reading DIY Experiment: Mindfulness